Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito

Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel

2021-02-28 09:30 2021-02-28 10:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/27400

This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears! Once upon a time – so ti do mi fa! – there were two cheerful singers who wanted to tell the tale of Hansel and Gretel in music. Their mischievous pal tried to lend them a helping hand, but he was so greedy and easily distracted that his foot would always end up in his mouth… or was that candy…? The two singers tried to think of a way to keep his attention on the task at...

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February 28, 2021
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Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
Family programming Music Classical music Opera Children
  • Bilingual
  • ≈ 30 or 40 minutes · No intermission

This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears!

Once upon a time – so ti do mi fa! – there were two cheerful singers who wanted to tell the tale of Hansel and Gretel in music. Their mischievous pal tried to lend them a helping hand, but he was so greedy and easily distracted that his foot would always end up in his mouth… or was that candy…? The two singers tried to think of a way to keep his attention on the task at hand… Aha! What if they gave him an important role to play in the story? Relive the tale savoured by candy lovers everywhere with this fanciful, playful concert. What better way to discover one of the most satisfying art forms in the world: opera!
 

Recommended for ages 4-6 (short version) and 7-12 (longer version)

Concert Length : 40 minutes / 50 minutes
Languages : French and English

Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel © Antoine Saito
  • soprano – Gretel Cécile Muhire
  • mezzo-soprano – Hansel Charlotte Gagnon
  • actor and singer – Narrator Guillaume Rodrigue
  • piano Carl Matthieu Neher
  • stage direction Alain Gauthier
  • text & adaptation of libretto Pascal Blanchet
  • scenography Pierre-Luc Boudreau
  • lighting design Élise Neil-Bernier
  • English translation Alexis Diamond
  • Screen adaptation and director Marie-Julie Parent
  • Director of photography Francis Maheu
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