December 24, 1951~ Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” premieres

The Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch

c.1475 / Oil and gold on oak / 28”x22 1/4” / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

[There are three embedded links above]

“One November afternoon as I was walking rather gloomily through the rooms of the Metropolitan Museum, I chanced to stop in front of the Adoration of the Kings by Hieronymus Bosch, and as I was looking at it, suddenly I heard again, coming from the distant blue hills, the weird song of the Three Kings. I then realized they had come back to me and had brought me a gift.”
https://www.cpr.org/2013/12/19/the-500-year-old-painting-that-inspired-amahl-and-the-night-visitors/

How Amahl and the Night Visitors Established ‘Television Opera’~
http://www.playbill.com/article/how-amahl-and-the-night-visitors-established-television-opera
The original 1951 telecast~ https://youtu.be/xlg81twKXbY

Previous December 24 posts:

December 24: CHRISTMAS EVE

December 24~ Animals in Art

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