Opera San JosÃ© continues its 30th Anniversary Season with Engelbert Humperdinckâs Hansel and Gretel.
Online PR News – 07-August-2013 – San Jose, CA – Based on the Brothers Grimm fable, Hansel and Gretel is a cautionary tale about two siblings that embark on an precarious adventure to find something to eat when their fortunes turn for the worst. Hansel and Gretel has long been a holiday favorite with the young and old, with its playful score mixing elements of folk music and hymns, including the famous, âNow I Lay Me Down to Sleep.â Hansel and Gretel will be sung in English with English supertitles. Eight performances are scheduled from November 16 through December 1 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San JosÃ©. Tickets are on sale at the Opera San JosÃ© Box Office, online at operasj.org or by phone at (408) 437-4450. Performances supported, in part, by a grant from the San JosÃ© Office of Cultural Affairs.
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Librettist: Adelheid Wette
Conductor: Joseph Marcheso
Assistant Conductor: Andrew Whitfield
Stage Director: Layna Chianakas
Set Designer: Larry Hancock and John Draginoff
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Poindexter
Lighting Designer: Pamila Gray
Wigs/Makeup: Jeanna Parham
November 16, 17m, 21, 23, 24m, 26, 29, Dec.1m; 2013
âmâ indicates matinee at 3pm; all other performances are at 8pm
California Theatre, 345 South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador, San JosÃ©
Available at Opera San JosÃ© Box Office, 2149 Paragon Dr., San JosÃ©, CA 95131; $51â$111 (includes city facility usage fee). Students 25 and younger (with current student ID) $11 (cash only); 408-437-4450; 408-437-4455 fax; operasj.org. Seniors (65 and older)
10% discount available 90 minutes prior to curtain at the California Theatre box office only.