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Shasta College Opera Workshop Sneak Preview

Public domain photo by Cebula of DuPage Opera Theatre production of Hansel & Gretel via Wikimedia Commons

The Performing Arts Society of Redding is presenting a night of opera with students of the Shasta College Opera Workshop on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Old City Hall, Redding CA.

The evenings performance will include a sneak preview of the Workshop’s first opera production for 2018, Hansel & Gretel – Engelbert Humperdink’s fantasy. The opera is a setting of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale and combines delightful folk tunes with a wonderful musical score that shows the influence of Richard Wagner on Humperdink. The opera features angels, fairies, and of course, a wicked (but very comical) witch.

Besides the Hansel and Gretel preview, the student singers will present arias by Puccini, Ponchielli, Gounod, and Handel.

The Shasta College Opera Workshop is under the direction of Robert and Elizabeth Waterbury.

The Redding Performing Arts Society is a contributing member of the Shasta County Arts Council, presenting classical music concerts and other performances monthly throughout the year.

There is no charge for admission, but donations are always welcomed.

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