Please note venue:
Elliott Hall, Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex HA5 4EA
HUMPERDINCK Hansel and Gretel
Join Harrow’s own Trinity Orchestra with local singers and dancers for a complete concert performance of the magical and well-known opera Hansel and Gretel.
Composer Engelbert Humperdinck called it a fairy-tale opera, with the witty subject matter appealing to all ages: a life-sized gingerbread house, a wicked witch and an enchanted forest. His score wonderfully depicts the famous Brothers Grimm story with beautiful melodies, catchy folk tunes and sumptuous orchestration.
This performance, sung in English, will be conducted by the orchestra’s Music Director John Andrews – who has worked with English Touring Opera, Garsington Opera and Opera Holland Park among others.
A host of celebrated professional singers, including local mezzo soprano Victoria Simmonds, will star as soloists. The orchestra is thrilled that chorus singers and young dancers from the Harrow area will be joining them on stage to help bring this concert performance to life.
Described as “tremendously accomplished musicians” by the famous cellist Paul Watkins, the experienced players of Trinity Orchestra have been delighting Harrow audiences for nearly four decades. Do join them at Harrow Arts Centre for what promises to be a very special evening.
Ticket holders can find out more about the music in a free pre-concert talk with conductor John Andrews at 6.30pm.
Conductor: John Andrews
Hansel: Thalie Knights
Gretel: Charmian Bedford
Father: Jan Capiński
Mother / The Witch: Victoria Simmonds
The Sandman / The Dew Fairy: Eleanor Rashid
Harrow Community Chorus
Dancers from Harrow Theatre Dance & Pinner Theatre Dance
Tickets: £15 adults, £12 concessions, £5 students, £1.50 under 18s
Book by phone: 020 3773 7161
At the door (subject to availability)
For details of how to get to the concert venue, including parking, public transport and access information, please visit Harrow Arts Centre’s website