Omaha – Dr. Kenneth Meints, associate professor of music at Peru State, will conduct the Omaha Conservatory’s three-night performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. The opera will be held December 15-17, 2017.
Tickets for general admission are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Meints said, “It’s been wonderful to work the professionals from the Nebraska Opera Project, the Omaha Conservatory of Music and the Omaha Academy of Ballet. The project has gone smoothly and the production will be fantastic.”
“We are truly blessed to have this level of talent in Omaha and Nebraska.”
The Omaha Conservatory writes, “Amahl and the Night Visitors is the story of a young boy and his mother living outside of Jerusalem in a time when the plight of orphans and widows was largely ignored.”
“Amahl is a good boy who tries to ease his mother’s fears of losing their home and begging for food. Everything changes when four strange men come to their door late one night, bringing with them hope and a special opportunity to change their fortune.”
The Omaha Conservatory continues, “Originally written for television in 1951 by Gian Carlo Menotti, this opera in one act has become a holiday tradition.”
Meints has experience conducting orchestras in Illinois, California and Omaha and holds a doctorate in Orchestra Conducting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a Master of Music in trombone from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Meints conducts the Peru State band and teaches courses in music education and jazz.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.omahacm.org/programs-events/menottis-amahl-and-the-night-visitors.