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Uploaded on Oct 8, 2007

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Rosemary Kuhlmann & Bill McIver sing "Don't Cry Mother Dear" (Gian Carlo Menotti
From: VAI DVD 4400 Amahl and the Night Visitors
The yearly live telecasts of Gian Carlo Menottis Amahl and the Night Visitorswere a cherished Christmas tradition throughout the 1950s. In addition, since its premiere in 1951, Amahl has been performed regularly by community groups and small opera companies throughout the US, making it the single most popular American opera.
This production, staged by the composer himself and originally telecast on Christmas Day, 1955, is a testament to the works enduring power to move the heart and stir the soul. Starring Rosemary Kuhlmann as the Mother and Bill McIver as Amahl. Members of the Symphony of the Air are under the direction of Thomas Schippers.
Also on the DVD, from the same broadcast, is The Columbus Boychoir performing Christmas carols.
The DVD also includes an exclusive 2007 interview with Rosemary Kuhlmann, who played the Mother in the premiere and all the subsequent telecasts.
55 minutes (plus 30 min. bonus), Black & White, Mono, All regions.
TO PURCHASE THE COMPLETE DVD, PLEASE VISIT www.vaimusic.com OR CALL TOLL-FREE IN THE US 1(800)477-7146 (OUTSIDE OF THE US, CALL 914-769-3691).

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