main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes Needs Your Help
Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
Theatre: Amahl And The Night Visitors
A "Christmas opera" by Gian-Carlo Menotti, written on commission for NBC. First performed in 1951.

The story concerns Amahl, a poor crippled boy who lives with his mother, as they are visited by the three kings on the night of Jesus' birth. Amahl has a habit of lying, and his mother initially does not believe him when he talks about the unusual star he sees. When she sees the riches that the kings have and intend to give to the infant Jesus, she attempts to steal the gold. King Melchior, however, forgives her when he sees Amahl defend her.
This work contains examples of:
ZorroThe FiftiesCinderella
CinderellaOperaThe Consul
CinderellaClassical MusicFall River Legend

alternative title(s): Amahl And The Night Visitors
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy