Opera Oggi New York will offer a performance of this fairy tale masterpiece with exceptional artists whose mission it is to connect with new audiences of all ages. As soon as the overture of this perennial Christmas favorite begins, it is clear Humperdinck’s music is some of the most well-known and most accessible in all of opera. Hansel and Gretel tells the story of what is most likely the most famous of all fairy tales, and carries with it messages of love, growth and children rising above adversity. This opera is surely one of the best by which to introduce new comers to this incredible art form and further it is one wherein families can both enjoy and create bonds of shared experiences that last a lifetime.
The performance of the opera take place on Thursday, December 11 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph at 7 PM. And as a thank you to their wonderful audiences, they are offering discounted prices as a holiday gift. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16. You can pay at the door or through PayPal at operaogginy.info.
The cast includes artists from Opera Oggi’s Young Artist Program which helps artists to develop a deep connection to the expression of the music and characters of opera. This dedication to deeply honest performance makes the work of this company of singers profoundly affecting; it is the basis for the outreach mission to reignite a love of opera in veterans and inspire it in new followers. The artists include:
- Sophie Delphis as Hansel
- Elsa Querón as Hansel
- Malanie Leinbach as Gretel
- Elsa Jablow as Gretel
- Susanne Burgess as Mother
- Kirsti Esch as Mother
- Daniella Risman as Witch
- Joseph Flaxman as Father
- Clara Lisle and Christine Coogle as Sandman and Dew Fairy
For more information, call (718) 312-8064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.