Interactive Opera, 
Hansel and Gretel (at the J.F. Kennedy Center)

Hansel and Gretel 

 

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck 

-  Edited by Anna Etsuko Tsuri-

 

The production is based on the concept of “To Have a life feeling close to your five senses, and integration with the audience and the performers.”  The auditorium is decorated and the seats are rearranged as if we were part of the world of “Hansel and Gretel”.  The audience’s role is as “forest trees and berry bushes” with translucent leafs, flowers, berries and magic sand.  The singers walk and sing among them, sharing the play and the experience of witch magic with the audience!

 

*cast*

 

Hansel………………………………......Magda Gartner

Gretel……………………………..........Aine Hakamatsuka

Witch/Mother…………………........Rachael Braunstein

Sandman………………………….......Maghan Picerno

Echoes/Instructor……………….....Jennifer Allenby & Erin Brittain

Cuckoo Solo/Echo/Instructor...Tricia Lobo

 

Music Director : Ishmael Wallace

 

Tech/Crew:

Director…………………………..........Anna Etsuko Tsuri

Production Designer……………….Maria Torffield

Set/Props Designer………………….Yuriko Katori

Hair & Make-up Designer………..Mayumi Maeda

Wardrobe Supervisor………………Kiyo Kamisawa

Lighting Supervisor………………...Marie Yokoyoma

Stage Manager…………………….....Kanako Nagayama

Technical Director……………………Takaaki Ando

PR…………………………………….........Natalie Slack

Graphic Design…………….............AWE Creative NY Inc.

Administration Director…………..Aya Dei

Production Assistant……............Dominique Naomi Meier, Hisako Sato MacQueen & Kazuko Yasutake

Photographer…………………………Yuko Lanham

 

*Performances

March 27, 2016 6PM at the Millenium stage, At the J.F. Kennedy Center for Performing arts, Washingon DC. 

© 2013-2019 by Anna Etsuko Tsuri