A Christmas Chamber Opera in Two Scenes

Libretto by Francis L. Lynch and Doris J. Reeser
Music by Francis L. Lynch

Experience the Christmas story from the viewpoint of the forgotten man...

Joseph, a simple carpenter from Nazareth in the Roman province of Judea, finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he becomes betrothed to a mystical young woman named Mary. When she returns from a visit to her cousin with the news that she is with child by the Holy Spirit, Joseph must decide what to do— with the help of some angelic advice. Later, when they reach the gates of Bethlehem to take part in the Roman census, further adventure awaits in the form of a gloomy fortuneteller, a grieving Roman magistrate, and a stubborn Roman centurion. This new look at the Nativity is the moving story of the quiet man who faces down every challenge for the sake of an unborn child.

The world premiere performances took place on December 9, 10, and 11, 2016

Read a review of our production here!


Click one of the links below to watch one of the scenes (complete credits at end of Scene 2) :
SCENE 1: The Village of Nazareth
SCENE 2: The Gates of Bethlehem

Meet our fabulous cast.


We are especially proud of our delightful children's chorus, pictured here (click image for details).

Some production photos from our final dress rehearsal (Photos by Carl Alexander):

Click one of the links below to explore further...


A synopsis of the opera.


The complete libretto.


A 9-minute musical excerpt from Scene 2 from our final dress rehearsal.

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Joseph's Dream