Opera Candy : The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel – Webcast

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This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears!

Once upon a time – so ti do mi fa! – there were two cheerful singers who wanted to tell the tale of Hansel and Gretel in music. Their mischievous pal tried to lend them a helping hand, but he was so greedy and easily distracted that his foot would always end up in his mouth… or was that candy…? The two singers tried to think of a way to keep his attention on the task at hand… Aha! What if they gave him an important role to play in the story? Relive the tale savoured by candy lovers everywhere with this fanciful, playful concert. What better way to discover one of the most satisfying art forms in the world: opera!


To get you in the mood before the show, four workshops are available online to immerse yourself in a world of vocal experiences: make vocalizations, explore registers and find your own range. You can even learn a tune and choreography so that you can sing and dance like Hansel and Gretel. Once the impressive job of the opera singer has been demystified, you will see that there is no ocuspocus involved!


  • Producer / Presenter : Place des Arts
  • Venue : Webcast
  • Creation : Jeunesses Musicales Canada
  • Stage direction : Alain Gauthier
  • Text and adaptation of opera libretto : Pascal Blanchet
  • Scenography : Pierre-Luc Boudreau
  • Lighting design : Élise Neil-Bernier
  • Soprano (Gretel) : Cécile Muhire - Mezzo-soprano (Hansel) : Charlotte Gagnon - Actor and singer (Narrator) : Guillaume Rodrigue
  • Pianist : Carl Matthieu Neher
  • Age (show and workshops) : 4-6
  • Language : French
  • Show duration : 40 min / Workshops duration : 25-30 min each
The Place des Arts Junior series benefited from the
Place des Arts Fondation' financial support


Photo credit: Antoine Saito
Photo credit: Antoine Saito
Photo credit: Antoine Saito
Photo credit: Antoine Saito
Photo credit: Antoine Saito


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