Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Performs Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel In Cori Ellison's English Singing Translation
Dec. 17, 2021
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by Sir Donald Runnicles, performed Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel in concert on December 5 and 8 at Atlanta Symphony Hall, using Cori Ellison's excellent, contemporary English singing translation. The cast included Kelley O'Connor as Gretel and Jacquelyn Stucker as Hansel. Elizabeth Bishop sings the Witch, Stephen Powell, the Father, Melody Moore, the Mother, and Meechot Marrero as Sandman/Dew Fairy.
Engelbert Humperdinck's delightful and family-friendly opera Hansel and Gretel, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, is a perennial favorite, enjoyed by audiences both young and old throughout the world. Cori Ellison's spirited English singing translation of the opera offers companies a fresh take on this classic work.
Ellison's singing translation was published by Schott Music shortly after being commissioned and premiered by the New York City Opera. Since its premiere, it has been performed by numerous opera companies.
(Gretel – Ashley Fabian – teaches her brother Hansel – Corrie Stallings – how to dance
in Pittsburgh Opera's 2018 production performed using Cori Ellison's translation)
To learn more, please visit schott-music.com
Hansel and Gretel
English singing translation by Cori Ellison
(vocal score for hire)