uOttawa Opera: Hansel and Gretel
The School of Music of the University of Ottawa presents an opera based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Gretel (sung in English) by Engelbert Humperdinck, a wonderful collaboration between the singers of the uOttawa Opera Ensemble and the musicians of the uOttawa Orchestra, with the participation of the Chamber Choir of the Ottawa Children’s Choir.
Although originally written for children, this opera has always captivated audiences of all ages. Translated into many languages and appreciated the world over for its folk melodies, it is one of the most performed operas on the planet.
See the adventures of Hansel and Gretel, who live in extreme poverty and go off into the forest in search of food. As they get lost, they experience a host of adventures: fantastic creatures, a strange house made of gingerbread, a terrible witch, children who are prisoners and then freed from their magical spell. With their love for each other, their resourcefulness and their cunning, Hansel and Gretel overcome all obstacles.
A musical family performance.