Elena Villalón & Kangmin Justin Kim to Star in The Dallas Opera’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’

By David Salazar

The Dallas Opera is set to present “Hansel and Gretel” starting on Oct. 28, 2022.

The production, which will be subsequently live streamed on Nov. 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., will star Kangmin Justin Kim and Elena Villalón in the title roles, respectively. They will be joined by Mark Delavan and Patricia Racette as the father and mother; Racette will also interpret the role of the Witch.

Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the production, as directed and designed by Doug Fitch, in his company debut. Fitch will be joined by revival light designer Eric Watkins (Duane Schuler is the original lighting designer), as well as choreographer Austin Spangler, and wig and make-up designer David Zimmerman.

The opera will run for a total of four performances with additional shows scheduled for Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, 2022.

There will also be a pre- and post-opera talk on offer. The pre-opera chats will feature Villaume while the latter, which is scheduled for the Sunday matinee, will be hosted by Krisitan Roberts, Director of Education at The Dallas Opera, and will feature a Q&A with members of the cast.