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Jun 21 Fri

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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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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CAST
Hannah Headland, Soprano (Hansel)
Chelsea Chaves, Soprano (Gretel)
Kiana Hamzehi, Mezzo-Soprano (Witch)
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)

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