Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, a Family-Friendly Opera
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All offers for Hansel and Gretel have expired.
The last date listed for Hansel and Gretel was Sunday November 22, 2009 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Birch North Park Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $62.00 - $72.00
- Our Price:
- $31.00 - $44.00
San Diego Musical Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's beloved 1954 musical film White Christmas at the Birch North Park Theatre this holiday season, complete with a live 22-piece orchestra. Brimming with such timeless Berlin hits as "Blue Skies," "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and the unforgettable title song, White Christmas tells the story of U.S. Army veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, a pair of performers with a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge -- which, as it turns out, just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former Army commander. When they learn that the inn's future is in jeopardy, the showbiz gents team up with the sisters and save the day by producing a sparkling, family-friendly holiday show bursting with cheerful dancing, treasured tunes and a generous helping of Yuletide cheer. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
by Engelbert Humperdinck
Hansel and Gretel is a long planned “opera in English” for Lyric Opera San Diego This year, they offer it as a perfect way to kick off the holiday season and encourage whole families to attend this beloved classic from the German folk tradition, in the beautiful Wagner influenced score of Humperdink.
The children of the Lyric Academy will be featured, giving them an opportunity to share the training and the gifts they are honing in their classes, the chance to show in a classic production of this magical story. Kelly Kuo will return to the podium to lead the orchestra and Leon Natker will return to the stage in the role of The Witch. There is a long tradition of this role as a “travesty” tour de force, and many tenors in the history of opera have taken great delight in the role, with all its evil comic turns and flight. New York mezzo Hai-Ting Chinn will make her Lyric debut as Hansel, fresh from her excellent reviews in the Wooster Group’s production of "Dido and Aeneas" in New York City. San Diego’s own Kate Oberjat will be our Gretel, returning to our company from successes at Nashville Opera and New York Opera Society.
This opera is a great way to introduce families to the magic of opera as theater, and it will be sung in a new English translation that captures this story and its sweetness. Lyric Opera San Diego has been wanting to present this work for many years and now has, in the Birch North Park Theatre, an ideal setting to bring it to you with stage illusions, and an orchestra pit to present this lovely score to San Diego audiences, as it should be.
About the Ticket Supplier: Lyric Opera San Diego
Formerly known as San Diego Comic Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego has been bringing accessible, affordable opera and musical theatre productions to San Diego since 1979. The company performs operas and musicals from the European and American tradition, in English, presenting the finest young musical talent available with full orchestra and chorus accompaniment.