4/14/2011 - Fairy Tale Opera to be performed at JC
"Hansel and Gretel," an opera by Englebert Humperdinck, will be performed by the Judson College Delta Psi Chapter of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity on April 14 at 7 p.m.
A special performance for area school children will be given on April 15, at 9 a.m. Both performances will be in Alumnae Auditorium on the college campus.
Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the opera is about a brother and sister from a poor family who get lost in the forest while searching for food. During the night, they are visited by the Sandman and are watched over by fourteen angels. Awakened by the Dew Fairy, they discover a gingerbread cottage made of candy and cake, but the witch, who lives in the cottage, captures the children to bake and eat. She casts a spell on Hansel and Gretel, hoping to make a meal of the two, but they outwit her and cast her into the oven. After the family is reunited they rejoice and give thanks to the Heavenly Father.
The drama includes ballet under the direction of Jillian Copeland.
The cast includes Laura Noble of Huntsville, Sarah Jean Watters of Sprott, Miriam Hart of Tallassee, Holly Beth Johnson of Laceys Spring , Brittany Hall of Dadeville and Molly Beasley of Cottonwood.
Religion professor Dr. Scott Bullard will also perform as soloist.
Judson music professor Dr. Betty Campbell is the director.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. All proceeds benefit the Delta Psi Scholarship Fund.
For more information, contact the Judson College music department at 334.683.5149. -30-
* Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.