Quick Center to screen The Met: Live in HD – Hansel and Gretel


Media Contact: Lori N. Jones, ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2975

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 27, 2017) — In celebration of the holidays, the Quick Center for the Arts presents The Met: Live in HD broadcast of Engelbert Humperdinck's fantastical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel on Tuesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. at Fairfield University.

Richard Jones’ spectacular adaptation of the nearly 125-year-old opera, Hansel & Gretel features delightful scenery and a stellar cast. According to the Met, "the drama moves from the real, through the obscure, and into the unreal and fantastical." Originally conceived as an entertaining small-scale vocal performance for children, darker features present in the Brothers Grimm version of the familiar folk tale persist, yet Humperdinck presents them with charm, grace and humor. Jones walks Humperdinck's line, exaggerating the playfulness of the folklore with storybook scenery and masterful direction.

A special holiday luncheon at 12:15 p.m. will precede the Hansel and Gretel performance, to be screened in HD at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on December 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are $40 and include the luncheon and screening. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit http://quickcenter.fairfield.edu or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Posted on November 27, 2017

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