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Amahl and the Night visitors coming to Matthew’s Opera House

Black Hills State University student and faculty members play starring roles in Amahl and the Night Visitors, which is being presented at the Matthew’s Opera House Dec. 11-14.
Black Hills State University student and faculty members play starring roles in Amahl and the Night Visitors, one of the most popular American operas which is being presented at the Matthew’s Opera House to help bring in the Christmas season.

Amahl and the Night Visitors will be performed on Dec. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be an afternoon performance on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Cast members include: Dr. Nancy Ruehl Roberts, BHSU assistant professor of music; Dr. Jonathan Nero, BHSU assistant professor of music; Dr. Steve Parker, retired BHSU professor; and Tyler Raad, sophomore biology major from Spearfish.  Karen Blunk and Connie Hubbard, BHSU instructor of German, will be accompanying.


Amahl and the Night Visitors is a one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti about a shepherd, who tries to tell his mother that he has seen an enormous star with a long tale outside. His mother, used to his habitual lying, grows angry. Later that night, three kings knock on the door and explain that they are on their way to visit a wondrous child and that they would like to stay with Amahl and his mother. This heartwarming and often humorous production is appropriate for the whole family.

Tickets are $10 and will be available to purchase, in advance, at The Gallery located at 612 Main Street in Spearfish. Reservations can be made by calling 642-7973.

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