Hansel And Gretel
July 18th 7:30 PM
July 19th 2:00 PM
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center
Hansel and Gretel
Families are invited to experience the magical world of opera in this children’s version of the Grimm brother’s classic fairytale, a beloved work in the operatic repertory. Performed by singers from the MSMF Opera Institute, enjoy the familiar musical retelling of mischievous young siblings, an enchanted forest, a witch with a house of candy, and the delightful characters who help Hansel and Gretel on their journey home.
What started as a chamber opera with a children’s libretto and an encouraged idea by the composer’s sister became an instant success, tutored by Wagner and championed by Strauss. Combining popular folk-tunes from Humperdinck’s childhood with an endearing and lush score, MSMF Opera Institute singers take us on a musical journey through a fanciful world in the harrowing fable of Hansel and Gretel.
Sung in English, this production has been carefully crafted with children and young audiences in mind.
David Carl Toulson
Yee Eun Nam