HANSEL AND GRETEL
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (1893)

Website Hansel and Gretel

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette

Sung in German with English Supertitles

The classic fairy tale comes alive anew in this remarkable production for the whole family.  Join us as Hansel and Gretel venture out into the forest, where they come upon an irresistible gingerbread house and its owner, a very hungry wicked witch who cooks up plans to turn the kids into her own tasty treats!

Hansel and Gretel returns to Opera Saratoga for the first time in 29 years in a boundary-breaking production by the Chicago-based theater company Manual Cinema, originally created for La Monnaie in Brussels. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry and cinematic techniques to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, puppets, actors, and live feed cameras, Manual Cinema’s production of Hansel and Gretel is a remarkable hybrid between attending the cinema and the opera. Opera Saratoga presents the East Coast premiere of this truly unique version of one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire, featuring members of Opera Saratoga’s internationally acclaimed Young Artist Program in all of the principal roles, with a guest appearance by members of the Children’s Chorus of the Glens Falls Symphony. 

This production is suitable for all audiences and is ideal for families!


PERFORMANCE DATES

Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 7:30pm

Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, July 14th, 2018 @ 2:00pm


CAST AND CREATIVE

Nicole Thomas  Hansel

Nicole Thomas
Hansel

Annie Chester  Mother (Gingerbread Cast)

Annie Chester
Mother (Gingerbread Cast)

Rachel Mikol  Sandman

Rachel Mikol
Sandman

Joowon Chae  Gretel

Joowon Chae
Gretel

Flora Wall  Mother (Breadcrumb Cast)

Flora Wall
Mother (Breadcrumb Cast)

Geoffrey McDonald  Conductor

Geoffrey McDonald
Conductor

Whitney Robinson  Witch (Gingerbread Cast)

Whitney Robinson
Witch (Gingerbread Cast)

Justin Austin  Father

Justin Austin
Father

Cierra Byrd  Witch (Breadcrumb Cast)

Cierra Byrd
Witch (Breadcrumb Cast)

Sydney Anderson  Dew Fairy

Sydney Anderson
Dew Fairy


PRODUCTION TEAM

MANUAL CINEMA

MANUAL CINEMA

 

Conductor: Geoffrey McDonald
Production: Manual Cinema

 


 

PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Spa Little Theater
21 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866