Hansel and Gretel opera at Buxton

Hansel%20&%20Gretel%20269ARTSBEAT OPERA: Co-Opera Co. will present Hansel and Gretel at the Buxton Opera House on February 25.

Two hungry children driven from their home find themselves alone in the great dark forest where they happen upon a magical house made of sweets.

From witches and fairies to ovens and broomsticks all the celebrated elements are here, together with an incredible score of unforgettable music.

The opera will be sung in English and accompanied by the Co-Opera Co. orchestra conducted by Stephen Higgins.

Whether you are an incurable opera lover or an innocent opera virgin, Co-Opera Co. (who brought The Magic Flute to Buxton) has something special for you.

An innovative opera company, Co-Opera Co. strives to help singers earn while they learn.

By providing teaching programmes led by those who have ‘been there and done that’ the company is able to offer the best advice on skills, technique and improvement. Co-Opera Co. offers a number of unique performance opportunities.

Soprano Kate Flowers and lighting designer Paul Need founded Co-Opera Co. in 2009 to promote the welfare of professional opera singers.

Both realised that the career paths of young singers entering the operatic profession are hampered by the lack of small-scale prestigious companies with which to work. It is now much harder for recently graduated singers to work alongside seasoned professionals in top-class productions yet the gaining of such experience is vital for their development.

More information about Co-Opera Co. can be found at http://www.co-opera-co.org.

Tickets are priced from £19 and can be purchased online at http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.