The Little Thieves of Bethlehem (A Christmas/Epiphany Story)
Composer: Paul O. Stuart
Librettist: Sally M. Gall
Other Artistic Personnel: Raffaele Ponti, Conductor
Original Cast: Kelley Hamilton (Mary); Bryan Jackson (Joseph); Therese Murray (Sister); Elana Gizzi (Brother); Mark Schmidt (Innkeeper); Riker Connaughton (Innkeeper's wife); Vitali Rozynko (First King); Ivan Griffin (Second King); Paul Busselberg (Third King); Linda Nourie (Retinue); Fred Nuernberg (Peacekeeper)
Premiere Date: December 07, 1997
Producing Company: Opera Theatre of Rochester and VM Music
Description: Two orphans, a brother and sister, steal from the inn where the Holy Family is residing. The innkeeper, his wife, and the villagers catch the thieves in the stable shortly before the kings arrive to pay their respects. The kings invite the thieves to return with them, but the innkeepers offer to adopt the little thieves instead.
Length: 00:55
Total Acts: 1
Musical Style: Postmodern; tonal (mostly diatonic); with Middle Eastern influences
Contact: Paul O. Stuart, VM Music
Address: P.O. Box 298
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: 716-264-1705
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