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Amahl and the Night Visitors (NBC, 1951)

Amahl and the Night Visitors was composed by Gian Carlo Menotti and premiered on December 24, 1951. This was the first opera composed for television in the United States and debuted at the NBC studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, New York City. Set in Bethlehem in the first century after the birth of Christ, this opera is one act long.