Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia cable channel will carry the UGA Opera Theatre’s presentation of “Hansel and Gretel” on Nov. 27-28 at 10 p.m. and Nov. 29-30 at 4 p.m. The performance can be seen on UGA campus cable Channel 15 and Charter Communications Cable Channel 181.
The performance, part of both the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s 2nd Thursday Scholarship Concert Series, also featured the Georgia Children’s Chorus, dance department and UGA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by professor Mark Cedel.
The quasi-children’s opera is the best-known work of 19th century German composer Engelbert Humperdinck. Based upon the well-known Grimm brothers’ fairy tale, “Hansel and Gretel” tells the story of a brother and sister sent by their mother to gather food in the Ilsenstein, a dark and foreboding forest noted for harboring all manner of ghoulish entities. The duo loses its way and meets a grotesque witch, and soon the children find themselves captive in her gingerbread house, desperate to escape.
For more information on the 2nd Thursday Series or the Hodgson School of Music, see music.uga.edu.