A star as big as a window.
December 14, 2007 9:04 AM Subscribe
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas (18 comments total)
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On December 24th, 1951, NBC aired television's first annual Christmas tradition and the first opera created specifically for TV, Amahl and the Night Visitors
, composed by Gian Carlo Menotti
(1911 – 2007
). Maybe the cast recording,
the children's book
or one of the hundreds of local performances staged each year
have been a staple of one or more of your holiday seasons. If so, you might be pleased to know that a kinescope of the original 1951 broadcast, long assumed lost, has in fact been found, restored, added to the Museum of Television and Radio and (most importantly) put on YouTube.Menotti interviewed on NPR
regarding Amahl and the Night visitors; previously on MeFi.