The Hartt School presents Hansel and Gretel Thursday, February 3, through Saturday, February 5, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, February 6, at 3:00 PM, in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Admission is $20, with discounts for seniors, students, and groups. Admission is free for University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff with current University ID. For tickets and information, contact the University of Hartford Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 1.800.274.8587, or visit www.hartford.edu/hartt.
This undergraduate main stage opera tells the well-known Grimm's fairy tale of a poor broom-maker's children who become lost in the woods, get captured by an evil witch, and use their wits to escape. Set to the lilting melodies and lush orchestration of famous turn-of-the-century composer E. Humperdinck, this production is sure to delight! As an added treat, Hartt Dance Division students also appear in this production in a section choreographed by Dance Division Director Stephen Pier.
Music Director/Conductor Doris Lang Kosloff and Stage Director Ron Luchsinger bring this beloved opera to life. Undergraduate vocal students headlining alternating casts are:
Waylon Jacques and Miguel Vasquez as Peter; Shannen Hofheimer and Dana Kephart as Gertrude (the mother); Raquel Fatiuk-Wilkerson and Erica Jeski as Hansel; Elena Jarlson and Lydia McClain as Gretel; Lindsey Grebeldinger and Kyle Torrence as the Witch; Jessica Berube and Danielle Recchia as the Sandman; and Sydney Anderson and Gabrielle Brazaukas as the Dew Fairy.