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Columbia's Opus Concert Theatre presents a holiday opera to enchant young audiences

Columbia's Opus Concert Theatre presents a holiday opera to enchant young audiences

Besides the rich assortment of holiday concerts this month, there’s also a holiday opera to consider placing on your Christmas calendar. The Columbia-based Opus Concert Theatre performs Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Slayton House Theatre on Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

“This is a great first opera for people to see, because it is in English and has a story that children can relate to,” said Opus Concert Theatre artistic director Diana Cantrelle, who also sings the role of Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” A mezzo soprano, Cantrelle previously has performed this role at...

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