Enjoy a concert for the whole family with a special, hour-long version of Engelbert Humperdinck's beloved opera Hansel and Gretel, the classic tale of two siblings walking through the dark and foreboding woods and their daring escape from the evil witch and her gingerbread house of sweets.
Conducted by Daniel Alfred Wachs, the Orange County Youth Symphony (Orange County's official youth orchestra) is joined by leading soloists including mezzo-soprano Milena Kitic as The Witch, mezzo-soprano Lacey Jo Benter as Hansel, and soprano Elizabeth Zharoff as Gretel. They are also joined by singers from the Orange County School of the Arts Concert Choir. Ms. Benter and Ms. Zharoff are both part of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist program.
Join us in the lobby prior to the performance for hands-on activities, including a musical instrument petting zoo courtesy of the Philharmonic Society's Music Mobile, arts and crafts, demonstrations and more!
Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, conductor
Lacey Jo Benter, mezzo-soprano (Hansel)
Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano (Gretel)
Milena Kitic, mezzo-soprano (The Witch)
Singers from the Orange County School of the Arts Concert Choir
Ms. Sarah Gonzalez, director
HUMPERDINCK: Scenes from Hansel and Gretel (performed in English)