Mozart's Attic Sunday December 12th at 6:00 p.m.
There wasn’t a lot of Christmas programming on television in 1952….. There wasn’t much programming, period. It was anyone’s guess as to where this new entertainment medium was headed.
NBC, the more performing-arts-oriented of the networks, commissioned a one-hour opera from Gian Carlo Menotti, and Amahl and the Night Visitors aired on Christmas eve. This tale of a visit by the Three Kings became an instant holiday classic, and we’ll have a performance of it this Sunday.