Now that we have concluded our Fall 2018 production of Mozart’s Opera Buffa, The Marriage of Figaro, It is now time to announce the opera for Fall 2019…The KCC Opera Workshop will present a fully staged production of Humperdinck’s magical retelling of the fairytale Hänsel and Gretel. This opera will be fully staged and supported by a small chamber orchestra and piano. The production will be sung in English.

Cast of Characters



The Witch

The Mother (Gertrude)

The Father (Peter)

The Sandman

The Dew Fairy

Auditions for the opera will take place in late August and will be announced here on our Facebook site and on our website at http://www.kellogg.edu/music. Additional postings will be made available on our numerous other social media platforms. Therefore, keep an eye out for performance dates and auditions.

Based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel is a fantastical story of a young brother and sister who must navigate an enchanted forest full of twists, turns, and one wicked witch. Siblings Hansel and Gretel are poor peasants. In a major parenting fail, their mother sends them to forage for strawberries in a haunted forest. They get lost and spend the night in the woods. The next morning, they stumble upon a gingerbread house inhabited by a witch who imprisons them. It will take all their wits to escape before she eats them! Since its premiere in 1893 this beloved opera has enjoyed great success. With Humperdinck’s sweeping score, this whimsical operatic confection is sure to delight both adults and children. Hansel & Gretel is an opera which makes an equally good date night, girls’ night out, and family outing.

Synopsis provided by the Pittsburgh opera

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