The Gift of the Magi is a chamber opera in four scenes with music by David Conte and libretto by Nicholas Giardini. Based on the 1905 short story of the same title by O. Henry, the opera focuses on Jim and Della, who are a poor married couple and cannot afford to buy each other presents for Christmas. It premiered on December 7 and 8, 1997 with a workshop production to the accompaniment of two pianos at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The orchestral version was premiered at the conservatory on December 3, 2000.
The heartwarming, holiday one-act opera, "The Gift of the Magi" will be the first event performed at the NEW Delaware Valley Opera Center in Lake Huntington. Be sure to include this event in your holiday plans.
14 years old and under are always FREE!
ID and proof of vaccination are required.
Saturday, December 4th, 2021 • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Includes a festive holiday reception with drinks plus sweet and savory delights! Don't miss it!
Sunday, December 5th, 2021 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST