Opera San José Presents Humperdinck’s Enchanting Hansel and Gretel

Opera San José continues its 30th Anniversary Season with Engelbert Humperdinck’s 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, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.” 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 José. Tickets are on sale at the Opera San José Box Office, online at operasj.org or by phone at (408) 437-4450. Performances supported, in part, by a grant from the San José 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

“m” indicates matinee at 3pm; all other performances are at 8pm

California Theatre, 345 South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador, San José

Available at Opera San José Box Office, 2149 Paragon Dr., San José, CA 95131; $51–$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.