Portland Opera’s Hansel and Gretel

The good folks at the Portland Opera invited cartoonists back to another drawing session.  This time we watched the rehearsal of Hansel and Gretel.  In comparison to Pagliacci, this one seemed to move a lot faster, or rather the performers were moving faster around the stage.  Hansel and Gretel were especially spritely.  Very entertaining to watch, but a greater challenge to sketch.  I tried to follow best I could while sketching down details, but don’t be surprised if you find some inaccuracies in my brief retelling and the actual opera.   The Portland Opera puts on very entertaining shows and I encourage anyone reading this to catch Hansel and Gretel while it’s playing.  There are 3 more shows, tomorrow’s matinee and Nov 11th and 13th.  I found it truly inspiring and certainly entertaining.  I’m a novice to opera, but I’m getting bit by the bug, and the Portland Opera knows how to scratch it.

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