Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hansel and Gretel - Utah Opera

Two lost children would be a tasty treat for the evil Witch, but Hansel and Gretel are too clever to be served as dinner. Grimm’s timeless fairy tale comes alive with glorious music, an eerie forest, and mystical woodland creatures.
Tonight I saw "Hansel and Gretel" presented by the Utah Opera in downtown Salt Lake City at the Capital Theater. Delightful.

Leah Wool, Hansel, Anya Matanovič, Gretel, were riveting. They have a rapport with one another. They like performing together. By the time they got to the gingerbread house, Jennifer Roderer, Witch, has a beautiful voice while adding a bit of humor. The 25 children involved added to the spell. A children's choir-like performance, I was every bit as proud of them as their parents and grandparents.

Singers and musicians were spot on. Now for a gingerbread cookie.

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