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"Amahl and the Night Visitors," written for 1950s TV, is one of the sweetest treats of the Christmas season. The one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti tells of a little disabled shepherd boy who opens the door one night to behold the Three Kings, on their way to worship the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem. He and his mother welcome the Kings inside, and end up experiencing a Chri…


The Christmas season continues, though most folks don't know that it does. It lasts at least until Epiphany, the feast that commemorates the Three Kings' journey to bring gifts to the Christ Child. It's very timely, then, that Westminster Presbyterian Church is staging Giancarlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." This hourlong opera, written for TV in the 1950s, …