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Hansel and Gretel
December 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
PURCHASE COLLEGE OPERA PRESENTS FAMILY FAVORITE, HANSEL AND GRETEL, FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Audiences are Invited to Come in Costume for the Special Sunday Matinee
This Holiday season, Purchase Opera will present a playful version of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for families and adults of all ages in the Recital Hall in the Conservatory of Music.
“Hansel and Gretel is an enchanting introduction to opera for young audiences and a perennial favorite of regular opera-goers who delight in the charming folk music,” according to Jacque Trussel, director of Purchase Opera and Purchase College Conservatory of Music’s Voice and Opera Studies.
Performances will be held Thursday December 7, Friday December 8, and Saturday December 9, at 7:00pm and a matinee performance on Sunday December 10th at 1:00pm. At the Sunday matinee, children are invited to come in costume, take photos with the cast, and enjoy a special sweet treat.
Based on the popular fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, this energetic opera, composed by Engelbert Humperdinck, is fully staged with elaborate sets and costumes. The opera is performed in German with English surtitles that are easy to follow for young audience members. The performance is just under 90 minutes.
Admission is Free.
Hansel and Gretel will feature students in the Purchase College Conservatory of Music’s Voice and Opera Studies department—a highly selective conservatory program that has won 10 top awards for its professional-level productions from the National Opera Association.
“We are thrilled to give our students the opportunity to perform this timeless piece—and also provide the community with an approachable, world-class opera experience in a local venue,” Jacque Trussel said.