A cast of six seasoned
collegiate opera singers, joined by 16 “angelic” choristers from Kitty
Elementary School and
Gadsden Performing Arts Center, will bring the classic fairy tale, “Hansel
& Gretel” to life January 11-14, 2007.
Englebert Humperdinck’s opera will be staged in Jacksonville
Center, which will be
transformed into an enchanted forest.
The set, completely hand-painted by Director Nathan Wight and the cast,
will set the mood for two children, Hansel and Gretel, to get lost in the
woods, only to be found by a wicked witch who at first appears to be kind. In innocence, the two hungry children trust
the kind lady who offers them sweets from her house made of gingerbread. The children rush in to eat the sweets with
glee, only to find out later that they are trapped in the witch’s house and
held captive until she can eat them.
Humperdinck’s intriguing music leads the audience through a nail-biting
plot that can only end one way – the children must escape – but how? Come to the enchanted forest and see what
happens to Hansel and Gretel.
See Winter Opera Production for performance dates and ticket
Before the performance on Saturday, January 13, 2007--join us for dinner
and a lecture before the opera!
– Estefania Cuevas
Gretel – Jean Allen
The Witch – Timothy M.
Peter (the father) – Matthew
Gertrude (the mother) –
Sandman – Kimberly
Dew Fairy – Kimberly
Children – Alex Roberts,
Allison Hamilton, Allison Judge, Alysia DesCoteaux, Brooke White, Cathy Boudousquie,
Devin Carter, Drennan Beam, Jessica Hill, Katie Neisler, Kelsey Matthews, Kyle
Bacchus, Lyne Hall, Madison Faile, Natalie Owens, Will Renfroe
Angels – Brooke White,
Cathy Boudousquie, Katie Neisler, Natalie Owens, Madison Faile, Kelsey Mathews
Dancers – Holly Smith (JSU Senior) & Julie Batson (