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Lark Opera Performs Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel”
June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on June 26, 2021 at 7:00pm
Lark Opera presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera, “Hansel and Gretel.” The story follows the two children as they laugh, fight, play, and learn to trust each other (and their wits) to outsmart the witch who intends to eat them. The first performance will be at Lady Hill Winery, 8400 Champoeg Rd N.E., St. Paul, Ore., on June 11 and the second at Utopia Vineyards, 17445 N.E. Ribbon Ridge Rd., Newberg, Ore., on June 26. Both begin at 7 p.m. and will take place outdoors with a socially distanced audience. The opera will be performed in English and all ages are welcome. Tickets are $30 for adults or $15 for children and students.
The production stars soprano and Lark Opera founder Angelica G. Hesse as Gretel and mezzo soprano Jenna Elise Skarphol as Hansel, with mezzo soprano Allison Kim-Yok Knotts as the Witch. Soprano Lindsay Rae Johnson plays the Mother, and Katherine Goforth, a transgender woman and tenor, turns the part of the Father into a pants role. Erin Mikelle Walker rounds out the cast as the Sandman and the Dew Fairy. The performances will be accompanied by Lauren Servias, who teaches collaborative piano at Oregon State University.
For more details, visit https://www.larkopera.org/hansel-and-gretel/.