Hansel & Gretel

AN OUTDOOR OPERA EXPERIENCE

oil painting of boy and girl on a dark forest path looking towarda house glowing with firelight and covered in candy.

June 25 : Lady Hill Winery

7:30pm
8400 Champoeg Road NE
St Paul, OR 97137
ladyhill.com

June 26 : Utopia Vineyard

7:00pm
17445 NE Ribbon Ridge Road
Newberg, OR 97132
utopiawine.com

Our Production

We are busily preparing for June performances of our second production. Humperdinck’s beloved fairytale opera, Hansel & Gretel, which follows the two children as they laugh, fight and play. Ultimately, they must trust each other, and their wits, to outsmart the witch who intends to eat them.

Performances will be hosted outdoors, on the wide lawns of two beautiful Willamette Valley wineries, both about 40 minutes south of Portland. Sung in English, with piano accompaniment. Wine will be available for purchase. And you’re welcome to bring a picnic dinner.

About the Opera

Often performed at Christmas time in Europe, this opera is a favorite of young and old alike. The characters are relatable and engaging. The complex, Wagner-inspired music carries listeners through diverse moods and atmospheres: from jovial to dreamy, from innocent to suspenseful. Interestingly, this opera began its life as a children’s puppet play, which Librettist Adelheid Wette originally wrote for her family. Her brother wrote a few songs for it. Eventually, they collaborated to transform it into a full opera. It premiered in 1893 under the baton of Richard Strauss.

Meet the Cast

Allison Kim-Yok Knotts

Allison Kim-Yok Knotts

The Witch

Angelica G. Hesse

Angelica G. Hesse

Gretel

Erin Mikelle Walker

Erin Mikelle Walker

Sandman + Dew Fairy

Jenna Elise Skarphol

Jenna Elise Skarphol

Hansel

Katherine Goforth

Katherine Goforth

Father

Lauren Servias

Lauren Servias

Pianist

Lindsey Rae Johnson

Lindsey Rae Johnson

Mother

Contact

518.253.6935
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