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Amahl and the Night Viisitors 1968Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society

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Nearly two years after its first run, The Haddo society brought back Amahl. This time they stayed at home in the Haddo Hall, and a more elaborate setting was required when the ecclesiastical background was no longer available. Also, the entertainment was lengthened, with the addition of a Chrismas play written by director Charles Barron. Titled Roses of Christmas, this provided a multitude of short acting roles for the members

Once again the Menotti score was reduced for two pianos, with Donald Hawksworth joined by Robert Howie. Among the adults on stage the only cast change was in the role of Melchior. Of course, a new treble had to be found to take on the title role.

Performance Cast

Amahl a poor, crippled shepherd boy

James Crockett

Amahl's Mother

Jean Arthur

Kaspar a King from the East

Tom Michie

Melchior a King from the East

Drummond Hart

Balthazar a King from the East

Wolf Moser

Page to the Kings

Alistair McRobb

Performance DatesAmahl and the Night Viisitors 1968

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Haddo House Hall | Ellon, Aberdeenshire

29 Nov, 19.30 30 Nov, 19.30

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