Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hansel and Gretel

WOW!!! We went and saw the opera of Hansel and Gretel today. We have been to quite a few children's operas, but this was our first full-length opera. I wasn't sure what it would be like, but it was amazing!

This was a new production in that it added puppets! And, they were incredible. Some highlights:
  • cat puppet that used 3 puppeters to operate it
  • Hansel and Gretel's parents walked on stilts (so they were about 8 foot tall)
  • the "14 angels" were flying puppets
  • the Sandman was adorable and used 2-3 puppeters
  • the witch was 12 foot tall! Incredible! And, she used an additional 4 puppeters (besides the opera singer)! It was just amazing!!!
The whole thing was just larger than life. A friend emailed that she had some additional tickets for tomorrow night, and we would have went again if we didn't have a previous commitment. What a great show!!!

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