Kurt Yaghjian starred in NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" broadcast of 25 December 1963 playing Amahl in "Amahl and the Night Visitors" . Kurt, the son of the assistant conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, was a member of a school choir that participated in the premiere of Menotti's The Death of the Bishop of Brindisi in May 1963.
Gian-Carlo Menotti was impressed with the expressiveness of the Kurt's face and recommended him to NBC for the role of Amahl. Kurt's version of Amahl featured an all-new cast, was the first to be videotaped, as all previous versions were recorded live. This version was shown from 1963 to 1966.
As an adult he played Annas in the motion picture of "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Chet Allen Chet Allen was the first to perform the role of Amahl in 1951.
Kurt Yaghjian Kurt sing the role of Amahl, the crippled boy who receives a blessing from the new born Christ child. The mother is Martha King and the orchestra under the direction of Herbert Grossman for that NBC Opera Company production for television.