Resonance Works presents a modern re-imagining of the classic opera Hansel & Gretel in a new English-language film version!
Ring in holiday cheer with Resonance Works in a new film version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s beloved opera, Hansel & Gretel! In this modern reimagining of the 19th-century original, Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods and stumble upon the set of a celebrity pastry chef’s cooking show, where they are invited to be the guest stars (and main ingredients!). The December 18 Premiere event will feature live performances by members of the Resonance Chamber Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus preceding the film premiere. The film premieres live and in-person on Saturday, December 18 at 3:00pm and streams on-demand through the holiday season.
A co-production with Opera Ithaca, the film’s all-star cast includes sopranos Meghan Kasanders (Staastoper Hannover, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis) and Marlen Nahhas (Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artist), mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago), and baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco (Chautauqua Opera), and a special partnership with the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus. Resonance Works’ Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner leads an octet of Resonance Chamber Orchestra players, in an orchestration originally created for Houston Grand Opera by Kathleen Kelly.
General admission tickets on sale at https://www.showclix.com/event/hansel-gretel-premiere
$30 adults, $15 children/students