Opera Factory is thrilled to present its annual School Holiday season with this short opera by Engelbert Humperdink based on the children’s fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Suitable for all ages, this charming opera is onstage at The Factory Theatre, Newmarket 9-12 July with two matinee shows per day at 11am and 3pm and on Saturday two performances at 3pm and 7.30pm.
Featuring brilliant young voices, full staging and costumes, this is the perfect intimate theatre experience for young and old. Humperdink’s opera
is full of simple folk tunes and lush romantic music and will be sung in English, which makes it easy listening for all ages. The 70 minute production is part of Opera Factory’s ‘Opera Rocks’ youth programme and will include fifteen young school age singers on stage, as well as principal roles taken by young local opera singers.
Try something new this school holidays and join us to follow the children’s journey through the forest; enjoy the witch’s broomstick ride and her house made of sweets and gingerbread. Spot the trick Hansel & Gretel play on the witch to reunite their family and save all the other lost children. After the show, Opera Factory invites the audience to tour the stage, see the set and meet the cast. This experience provides an excellent introduction to opera for all and what better way to introduce your family to the magic of theatre and music.
Rising young opera singers perform the principal roles and include Kayla Collingwood (Hansel), Maia Vegar (Gretel), Christina Orgias (Mother), Callum Blackmore (Father) and soprano Rosemarie Brown performs the classic fairy-tale role of the Witch.
Hansel and Gretel is a traditional folk tale that the Grimm Brother’s added to their collection of Fairy Tales. The story, features supernatural characters such as the Sandman, Dew Fairy and the Witch but not all is as scary as it seems in the forest, with guardian angels present to protect, guide and deliver the children to safety.
The Factory Theatre is at 7 Eden Street, Newmarket at the Opera Factory premises. The small theatre offers excellent views from tiered seating
and the flat floor is accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and walkers.
Performances at The Factory Theatre, 7 Eden Street, Newmarket
Wednesday 9 July, 11am and 3pm
Thursday 10 July, 11am and 3pm
Friday 11 July, 11am and 3pm
Saturday 12 April, 3pm and 7.30pm
$28 (Adult), $25 (Amici supporters), $26.50 (Senior), $15 (Student with ID) $10 (Child 12 and under), Free (under 5 yrs on an adult’s knee)
Hansel and Gretel is a traditional folk tale that the Grimm Brother’s added to their collection of Fairy Tales. The story, features supernatural characters such as the Sandman, Dew Fairy and the Witch but not all is as scary as it seems in the forest, with guardian angels present to protect and guide.