The Bronx Opera Presents HANSEL & GRETEL
The Bronx Opera invites you to follow the famed mischievous brother and sister into Ilsenstein forest and meet the echoing trees, the little Sandman, the 14 angels of protection, the little Dew Fairy, and emerge in front of the enormous gingerbread house and meet the evil Rosine Leckermaul ("Rosina Tastymuzzle"), the evil witch that turns children into gingerbread in this classic Humperdinck opera based on the famed Brother Grimm story.
Filled with parables about family life and struggles that ring true today, Hansel & Gretel is a delight for any age. Performances conveniently located in The Bronx and Long Island.
This fairy tale opera, based on the perennial classic story by The Brothers Grimm, was originally written by German composer Engelbert Humperdinck as a gift to his sister’s children (the libretto is written by his sister Adelheid Wette, in fact). It was first performed just prior to Christmas Eve, 1893.
Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel concludes BxO magical season, which includEd Williams’ The Poisoned Kiss at the start of the year.
This production features Yiselle Blum, Richard Bozic, Jennifer Caruana, Kian Freitas, Julie Anne Hamula, Jodi Karem, Gilad Paz, Elizabeth Perryman, Allison Pohl, Hannah Rosenbaum, Natalia Salemmo, Leslie Swanson, with covers Jennifer Gliere, Kerry Gotschall, Heather Roberts, and Jennifer Rossetti
The chorus for this production is made up almost entirely of children from RiverArts Children’s Chorus, part of the Rivertowns Arts Council in Hastings-on-Hudson: Madelyn Constantine, Sofie Cupal, Gweneth Humphreys, Sabrina Fein, Sidney Freireich, Emily Gefell, Jackson Janis, Allie Jobe, Griffin Joerger, Zachary Kotronis, Jasper Lincoln, Isaac Marouk-Coe, Danielle Mark, Nora Mark, Alex Weitzman, with John Carr and Marie Chantal Landais.
Conducted by Michael C. Haigler on May 11,
and Michael Spierman, May 12 – 19
Stage Director: Benjamin Spierman
Set Design: Meganne George
Costumes: Victoria Depew
Lighting: Joshua Rose
Stage Manager: John P. Hunter
Asst Stage Manager: Desiree Alejandro
Production Manager: Scott H. Schneider
Chorus Master: Doug Marouk-Coe
Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Bronx: Lovinger Theatre @ Lehman College
Tkts: $15 – $30
Friday, May 18 @ 8 pm & Saturday, May 19 @ 2 pm
Hempstead, L.I.: Adams Playhouse @ Hofstra Univ.
Tickets: $25 – $40 Call (516) 463-6644
Fully-Staged with Orchestra
Sung in English
Discounts for Seniors, Children, and Groups