OPERA ITHACA PRESENTS: HANSEL AND GRETEL (NR)

OPERA ITHACA PRESENTS: HANSEL AND GRETEL

SUMMARY

This delightful and delicious adaptation of the Humperdinck classic sets the action in a dream world where a celebrity pastry chef captures two children who get lost in the woods and features them on her zany cooking show as the guest stars… and main ingredients.

In collaboration with PhotoSynthesis Productions, Resonance Works Pittsburgh, Raylynmor Opera, and the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, this original film production launches at Cinemapolis in December 2021 and will subsequently stream online on demand.

Friday’s Premiere Gala Event features a live performance and dessert – all tickets $35
All other screenings are $15 for grownups, $5 for kids 12 and under


Engelbert Humperdinck
English Libretto by Ben Robinson

CAST
Hansel: Annie Rosen
Gretel: Marlen Nahhas
The Witch/Mother: Meghan Kasanders
Father: Mario Diaz Moresco
Sandman: Mariya Kaganskaya*
Dew Fairy: Megnot Toggia*

*Indicates member of Opera Ithaca Apprentice Artist Program

CREATIVE TEAM
Director and Librettist: Ben Robinson
Co-Director and Editor: David Kossack
Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner
Orchestra: Resonance Works Pittsburgh
Chorus: Pittsburgh Youth Chorus; Shawn Funk, Artistic Director
Costumes and Properties: Elizabeth Kitney
Cameras: Peter Carroll and Jeff Hodges
Production Managers: Ivy Stevens and Maggie Lapinski
Choreographer: Reagan Messer, MOCO