Pacific Opera Project to Present ‘Hansel and Gretel’

By Francisco Salazar

Pacific Opera Project continues its 2021-22 fairytale-themed opera season with an outdoor presentation of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.”

The production will be performed at Forest Lawn Glendale, California, and will be sung in English. The cast will include Kara Morgan as Hansel, Emily Rosenberg as Gretel, Erin Theodorakis as Mother, Daniel Scofield as Father, Melanie Ashkar as the Witch, Anastasia Malliaras as the Sandman, and Brooke Iva Lohmann as the Dew Fairy.

Brian Holman conducts with POP Founder and Artistic Director Josh Shaw as the production’s director.

“Hansel and Gretel” is set to be presented on Nov. 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2021.

The Pacific Opera Project is set to present Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” later this season.