Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture out one day to pick strawberries and find themselves in the clutches of the wicked witch of the gingerbread house. Will they be able to defeat her and get home to their father? Hansel and Gretel is a brand new production created, adapted and directed by Aaron Coates with a set designed by well-known nationally respected and Calgary-based Scott Reid, who has designed opera and theatre productions across Canada, and who is also creating the set for the February 2014 mainstage production of The Flying Dutchman.
Performances will have an element of audience involvement, and features such famous musical numbers such as the Evening Prayer ("When at night I go to sleep…"), the Witch’s Broomstick Ride ("Now hop, hop, hop....") and the duet Brother Come and Dance with Me, wherein Gretel tries to teach Hansel to dance.
The 2014 Opera in Schools tour is now completely sold-out! The tour will reach as far as Airdrie, Bassano, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Rosemary, Gem, Innisfail, and Penhold, as well as performances in several schools in Calgary, and a special performance at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. By the end of the tour Hansel and Gretel will have been presented to over 15,000 audience members.
Hansel and Gretel
2014 School Tour takes place through February - March 2014
Public performance at the Arrata Opera Centre:
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3pm. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.
If you're interested in more information on the Opera in Schools tour, contact:
Emily Forrest, Education Coordinator
Or click to download the information sheet
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