January 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Opera Candy: The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel

virtual concert presented in association with Jeunesses Musicales Canada
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
Kindergarten–Grade 6 Music Classical music Vocal Opera Children

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!

Adaptated from the original concert, finalist at the 22nd Opus Awards for Production of the Year – Young Audiences

  • Two versions offered (prerecorded videos, sold separately): ages 4-6 (short version, 40 minutes) and ages 7-12 (long version, 50 minutes)
  • Available in: English or French
  • Available as of February 2021
  • This concert can be accompanied (at extra cost) with live interaction (mediation) facilitated by a teaching artist

 

Associated virtual workshop series : Hansel and Gretel at the Opera

 

ARTISTS :

  • Cécile Muhire, soprano – Gretel
  • Charlotte Gagnon, mezzo-soprano – Hansel
  • Guillaume Rodrigue, actor and singer – Narrator
  • Carl Matthieu Neher, pianist

ORIGINAL VERSION

  • Alain Gauthier, Stage Direction
  • Pascal Blanchet, Text and Adaptation of Opera libretto
  • Pierre-Luc Boudreau, Scenography
  • Élise Neil-Bernier, Lighting Design
  • Alexis Diamond, English Translation

SCREEN ADAPTATION

  • Marie-Julie Parent, Adaptation and Direction
  • Francis Maheu, Photography Direction

 


Virtual Musical Adventures: concerts and workshops for students and teachers

In collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, the NAC Orchestra presents a series of fun and engaging music-making activities and pedagogical resources geared towards students aged 4-12, all offered in a virtual format.

Educators can purchase a user license that enables digital access to a pre-recorded concert for up to 30 days, or for a series of pre-recorded workshops for up to 50 days, and the license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom)!

Concerts can be presented following the associated virtual workshop series, or can be presented independently.

In order to offer a more in-depth experience, workshops and/or concerts can be accompanied (at extra cost) with live interaction (mediation) facilitated by a teaching artist.

Pricing packages

Concert & Workshop Pricing TOTAL
1 virtual workshop bought individually $250 + HST
1 virtual concert bought individually $500 + HST
1 virtual concert and its corresponding digital workshop bought together $650 + HST
All 5 concerts and all 5 virtual workshops $2,500 + HST
3 digital concerts and 3 virtual workshops $1,500 + HST
Digital mediation bought à la carte (minimum of 2 hours of mediation) $100/hr + HST

Price for one digital license per institution without maximum audience capacity. A single license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom).
A license enables a digital access of 30 days for a concert and 50 days for a workshop series.

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