DANBURY, Conn. – Western Connecticut State University's opera ensemble will host two performances of "Amahl and the Night Visitors," a one-act opera, this weekend. Each performance will have a different cast and is directed and produced by music professor Margaret Astrup.
The opera is a seasonal tradition in the Danbury community and presents the universal message of selflessness that appeals to all faiths, according to statement from the university. The opera was originally composed for television, which may add to its appeal, Astrup said.
“This one-act opera in English is a captivating entry work to the art form and a way for children and families to be introduced to both theater and opera,” she said.
The shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St., Danbury. Tickers are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling 203-837-TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets .