Holiday Opera Headlines Temple Theater

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Meridian, Miss. A well known Christmas production made its debut in the Queen City on Sunday.

The Mississippi Opera performed Amahl at the Temple Theater in downtown Meridian. It is a holiday opera, centered around a boy named Amahl, who is crippled and lives with his mother who is widowed. It takes place in the first century, just after the birth of Christ.

"It's an educational show for young people who have never been to an opera and never heard an opera where you have a live orchestra in the pit," Temple Theater owner Roger Smith says. "So, it's just part of our ongoing programming to deliver a variety of type shows."

This was the first time the Mississippi Opera has performed at the Temple Theater and in the city of Meridian.