Opera meets ballet in family show, ‘Hansel & Gretel,’ at Stamford Palace
Engelbert Humperdinck’s famous opera, based on the popular fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm, meets dance in a Ballet School of Stamford production.
The show, especially created for young audiences, will be presented Friday, May 25, at the Palace Theatre in Stamford.
“Our family friendly production is set to the music of Engelbert Humperdinck who composed the opera in 1891 and 1892. We are delighted to be accompanied by live musicians and opera singers who help tell the story. The original was in German, but the (production) you will see will be sung in English,” school officials said in a news release.
The Grimm brothers published the tale in 1812 and revised it seven times before printing their final version in 1857. In it, a brother and sister get lost in the woods and have a very scary encounter with an evil witch.
“Humperdinck’s version of the story is a little different than the Grimm Brothers’ original version,” they said. But one thing is certain: both end on a happy note.
The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Friday, May 25, 7 p.m. $50-$10. 203-325-4466, palacestamford.org