ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 25, 2024) — More than 25 Augutsana College students participated in Augustana's OperX performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors on February 17 in the Brunner Theatre.

OperX vocalists work with instrumentalists, composers, chamber orchestra, and other singers to create dynamic performances that combine their diverse energies and talents. Amahl and the Night Visitors is a touching one-act opera commissioned for television in 1951. Composer Gian Carlo Menotti felt inspired to write a work that recaptured his childhood and wrote the piece to be kid-friendly. The opera tells the story of Amahl, a boy with a disability who meets the Three Kings on their way to meet the Christ child.

Participating studnets included:

Georgi Feigley, Junior majoring in French, Music General from Rock Island (61201), as The Mother;

Julian Anderson, First Year majoring in Music Composition from Rock Island (61201), as King Melchior Understudy;

Brennan Hampton, First Year majoring in Music Composition from Rock Island (61201), as King Balthazar;

Emma Miller, First Year majoring in Psychology, Theater Musical Theater from Geneso (61254), as Shepherd; and

Julia Remour, First Year majoring in Undecided from East Moline (61244), as Shepherd.

Augustana College is a vibrant, welcoming liberal-arts college located on a 115-acre campus in the Quad Cities (pop 400,000) along the Mississippi River. Augustana, a residential campus, has 100 majors and programs, 160 student organizations, and 28 varsity athletic teams.

The college enrolls 2,500 students in a metro area that provides access to many career-paths and hands-on learning opportunities, including internships, jobs, student teaching, and research sites.

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