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Hansel & Gretel - Opera for Kids!

Saturday, June 03 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
June 3, 2023, 10:00 am
June 3, 2023, 11:30 am

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Presenting Sponsor:




This fairy-tale adventure tells the story of two hungry children lost in an enchanted forest, an inviting gingerbread house and a wicked witch. This kid-friendly production features spoken narration and acting, as well as the most charming and catchy tunes from the original opera, sung by talented opera singers.

Program:
Selections from Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel in a 45-minute, condensed version designed for children 5-11

Image magnification (IMAG):
During the performance, close-ups of the singers, orchestra musicians, and conductor will be projected onto the big screen above the orchestra.

Lobby Activities: Enjoy pre- or post-concert fun with special activities for kids in the concert hall lobbies related to the theme of the concert, including a coloring station, craft station, photo backdrop, and STEAM station. Activities start at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers, and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers.



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ARTISTS:
Peter Atherton, Stage director and scriptwriter
Susan Miller-Kotses, Co-Scriptwriter

CAST
David Stoneman, Baritone (Father)
Hannah Headland, Soprano (Hansel)
Chelsea Chaves, Soprano (Gretel)
Kiana Hamzehi, Mezzo-Soprano (Witch)
Abby Olson, Soprano (Sandman and Gingerbread Chorus)
Alexandria Burdick, Soprano (Dew Fairy and Gretel Understudy)
Julia Sapeta, Soprano (Gingerbread Chorus and Sandman understudy)
Jessica Tonai, Soprano (Gingerbread Chorus and Dew Fairy Understudy)
Emily Border, Mezzo-Soprano (Gingerbread Chorus, Hansel and Witch Understudy)
Michael Segura, Baritone (Father Understudy)

CREATIVE TEAM
Janet Kao, Rehearsal and Lobby Performance Accompanist
Kurt Mortensen, Graphic Designer
Kathy Pryzgoda, Lighting Designer
Laure Dike, Costume Coordinator