Hansel & Gretel

By Engelbert Humperdinck; adapted by Diane Garton Edie & Jeffrey Sykes

Directed by Diane Garton Edie

A brave sister and brother outwit a mean old hag in the Opera for the Young adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck's masterpiece.

Produced by Opera for the Young.

Performances: October 22, 2011 - May 15, 2012

Performance Times: see our website for show dates, times and venues.

Free admission

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


General Info:
Casting 3 sopranos (Gretel), 3 mezzo-sopranos (Hansel), 3 mezzo-sopranos (Mother/Witch), 3 baritones (Father/Witch)
Cast members will tour to elementary schools across the upper Midwest and are responsible for driving the tour van, loading and unloading the set, and fielding audience questions following each performance. Additionally, at each school they will prepare students to be angerls, gingerbreads cookies and ragamuffins. There are typically 2 shows/day and 7-10 shows/week. Compensation is $52-55 per show plus $27 per diem and lodging while on tour. Each artist receives lodging and $350 stipend for rehearsal week, which is in early October. Tour runs from October-November 2011 and January-May 2012.

CHICAGO auditions: March 24, 2011, 5:30-9:30PM & March 25, 2011, 9AM-5PM

Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St, Evanston, IL 60201

MADISON auditions: March 26, 2011, 12:30-5:30PM

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53705

To schedule an audition, please send:
A note with your address, telephone and email, specifying which city you would like to audition in.
Your resume and photo (unless already on file with OFY)
A $20 application fee, payable to Opera for the Young

We will send you:
An audition date and time.
Musical excerpts from our adaptation of Hansel & Gretel
A monologue or dialogue to prepare.

Please also prepare:
An opera or oratorio aria or art song in English
An opera aria in original language that showcases the best qualities of your singing and musicianship.

Audition requests and questions can be directed to Artistic Director Diane Garton Edie
6441 Enterprise Lane, Suite 207
Madison, WI 53719