Hansel and Gretel
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
February 11, 2012, 11:00 am
FREE - GENERAL ADMISSION
A special opera presentation for the opera fans of the future!
Sung in English in a 45 minute abridged edition
Chautauqua Elementary School - Performance Room
9309 SW Cemetery Road, Vashon
Two charming children, lost in a forest, escape by outsmarting a wicked witch. Often billed as the classic "children's opera", Hansel and Gretel has all the elements to enchant a young audience – a brother and sister captured by a magic landscape of angels and dreams. The witch, eyeing the children as her next meal, is traditionally played for laughs, racing around her kitchen like a crazed Julia Child. Vashon Opera's production is a little bit scary, a whole lot funny, and all tied together with the enchanting music of German composer Engelbert Humperdinck. It's a tasty holiday favorite and it's free, Vashon Opera's gift to the community.