from the one act English opera Amahl and the Night Visitors
by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Libretto: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Role: King Kaspar
, a slightly deaf king, one of the three eastern kings who bear gifts to the newborn Messiah
Voice Part: tenor Fach: buffo tenor
Setting: a small shepherd's hut, the Middle East, around 0 AD
Synopsis: At the request of Amahl, King Kaspar tells all about his box, without which he never goes anywhere. As he explains in great detail, it contains all of his magic gems and stones. These stones protect and help him from the dangers. It also contains beads for him to play with and licorice for Amahl.