Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

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Dec 11, 2020-Feb 15, 2021

Hansel and Gretel

"The opera 'Hansel and Gretel' is a hard act to follow—even now!" —NPR

The Eklund Opera Program brings the Brothers Grimm to the Music Theatre with Humperdinck's decadent opera "Hansel and Gretel." Indulge your imagination as you join two children venturing into the woods in search of something sweet to eat. With deliciously rich orchestration, simmering wit, and a sumptuous witch hiding out in a candy-coated cottage, this famous fairy tale is delightful at any age.

Streamed performance

Even though we are not gathering in person, you can still enjoy this performance from the comfort of your home. Stream this performance Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. through Monday, February 15, 11 p.m. right here at cupresents.org.

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Program 

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Cast

Olivia Lerwick

Gretel

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Helen Hass

Hansel

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Tanner Johnson

Witch

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Kyrie Laybourn

Mother/Witch Study Cover

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Sarah Cain

Mother

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Brandon (Tyler) Padgett

Father

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Mara Riley

Dew Fairy

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Tyler Vinnola

Sandman

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Anna Hansil

Chorus

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Jessica Kim

Chorus/Sandman

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Mia Kopera

Chorus

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Joy Johnson

Chorus

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Asha Romeo

Chorus

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Linsey Duca

Gretel

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Kelly Riordan

Hansel

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Thomas Bocchi

Witch

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Nnamdi Nwankwo

Father

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Megan Pryor

Dew Fairy

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Kaisa Herrmann

Sandman

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Anna Whiteway

Gretel

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Christine Marie Li

Hansel

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Will Floss

Witch

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Alexis Cairy

Mother

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J Healy

Father

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Sophie Engerman

Dew Fairy

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Artistic Team

Hand Properties

Jennifer Melcher Galvin

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Costume Designer

Ann Piano

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Makeup Designer

Sarah Annette Opstad Demmon

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Assistant Conductor

Miguel Angel Ortega Bañales

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Stage Manager

Tara Tolar-Payne

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Rehearsal Pianist

Hyeji Park

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