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City Opera Ensemble: Hansel and Gretel




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Series: City University London Concert Series

Opera ensemble posterThe  City  Opera  Ensemble  returns  this year with  a  performance  of  Engelbert  Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel.

This  classic  opera  sets  music  to  the  well-known  Grimm  fairy  tale,  which  traces  the  adventure  of Hansel and Gretel. When the two children are abandoned by their mother to a nearby forest, they encounter  a  prodigious  Gingerbread  house  standing  in  a  clearing  in  the  midst  of the woods. As they begin to inspect its candy-covered walls and break off one of its irresistible looking sweets, an adventure full of dark magic and impending doom commences.

Hansel: Jane McConnell
Gretel:  Genevieve Arkle
Peter: Jamie Chidzey
Gertrude/Witch: Siân Dicker
Sandman / Dew Fairy: Eirini Papadimitriou
Gingerbread Children: Helen Finnegan,  Eirini Papadimitriou
Forest Gremlin: Lucy Harris

Orchestra: Hugh Lindley, Abigail de Bruin, Ken So, Knric Juan Alocer, Rachael Fletcher, Ben Phippa, Anna Selig, Rohan Arambepola, Bryony Swinger, Isabelle Jones, Nicola, Marta Dourado, Sarah Innes 

Producer / Director: Hettie Hobbs
Music Director: Kenton Brigden
Dramaturg / Assistant Director: Henry Balme
Vocal Coach: Alicia Gurney
Graphic / Set Designer: Jamie Chidzey
Movement Coach: Depi Mavropoulou
Hair and Makeup: Eliana Peracchio Box

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6.30pm - 8.30pmTuesday 4th March 2014

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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