I was unsure how the children were going to perceive the show. The actors were all dressed in black and the stage had minimal props (bench, small table, and a broom). However, this didn't matter to the children. They didn't even mention why they weren't in costume.
|Hansel and Gretel in the opening act.|
|'learning to dance'|
|The evil mother|
|The father and mother|
|Gretel and Hansel in the forest praying.|
|The wicked witch grabs Hansel.|
|The cast and director take a bow.|
Little Man was captivated by the whole thing. I had wondered if he would bore from the long scenes, but he didn't. He proclaimed he loved opera and wanted to see more opera. I can only imagine how impressed he would have been to see a full set and all the performers in costume!