Based on the Brothers Grimm classic, this beloved fairy tale whips together frothy folk tunes with sumptuous orchestration into a deceptively sweet, deliciously dark confection that has delighted families for generations. Minnesota Opera’s new production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s enduring masterpiece is appropriate for grown ups and children who aren’t afraid of the dark.
Parents know their children best, but we recommend this opera for children 10 years of age or older.
Instead of the traditional gingerbread house, stage director and choreographer Doug Varone sets the production in an impoverished urban area in the early 20th century. The children are irresistibly drawn to a beautiful and strange carnival world where the performers from Zenon Dance Company create a circus-like atmosphere. Tony Award nominee David Zinn creates intriguing set and costume designs. See Behind the Scenes images below for a sneak peek.
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November 1-9, 2014