The Dana School of Music announces a performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera, Hansel and Gretel, libretto by Adelheid Wette and English translation by Constance Bache, on Sunday, April 28, 2:00pm in Bliss Hall’s Spotlight Theater. The performance is presented by the Dana Opera Ensemble, and is free and open to the public.
The production is directed by Dana School of Music alumnus and internationally acclaimed Heldentenor Gary Lehman. Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel originated at the request of his sister Adelheid Wette for a set of folksongs to be performed by her children at a family gathering. Wette wrote the libretto based on the fairytale of the Brothers Grimm, and Humperdinck expanded the idea first to a short singspiel (a dramatic piece with spoken dialogue between songs) and finally into a full-scale opera.
This timeless tale of family bonds, bravery in the face of fear, and triumph of good over evil includes the familiar fairy tale characters of the Brothers Grimm.
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