Golden Gate Opera is devoted to creating educational programs which introduce the rich heritage of opera to the curriculum of public and private schools, as well as sponsoring programs that appeal to
long time and new opera audiences.

Golden Gate Opera's award winning Hansel and Gretel Educational Outreach Program has brought opera to more than 100,000 K-12 area students, and advances interdisciplinary learning by
integrating opera into the core school curriculum learning.

Golden Gate Opera's Educational Outreach OPERA-tunities Programs
Have been Delighting thousands of children since 1997!

Hansel & Gretel Cast List
(Click here for bios!)
Music Director Robert Ashens
Stage Director Edna Garabedian
Set Designer Richard Abramson
Costume Designer Tracy Bell Redig
Conductor Maestro Robert Ashens
Artistic Director Jan Pederson-Schiff
Hansel Alexandra Jerinic
Gretel Suzanna Mizell
Mother Anna Yelizarova
Father Gabriel Manro
Sandman Miwako Isano,
Dew Fairy Jacqueline Goldgorin
The Wicked Witch Roberta Wain-Becker
Gingerbread Children SingersMarin Youth Choruses
And the Guardian Angels

Request GGO's Hansel and Gretel Teachers' Study Guide with exciting learning activities
for K-12 students!

Request GGO's In-School Hansel and Gretel Opera Assembly for fall 2014.
Hansel, Gretel, The Sandman and The Wicked Witch will visit your school bringing music and arts and inspiration.
Comes with:
GGO's Hansel and Gretel Teacher's Study Guide &
Hansel and Gretel DVD for year round arts accessible to teachers and children

To sign up your school or your class group for live opera outreach program for your school this year, call Golden Gate Opera Now at 415-339-9546 or email info@goldengateopera.org
hansel and gretel guideGGO's HANSEL & GRETEL
Study Guide for teachers or families
$15 for CD & DVD
$28 for Workbook
$33 for Workbook, CD & DVD

Order by phone: 415-339-9546
Order Online: (coming soon)

Fun learning activities for teachers OR schools to give arts to their students of all ages, for ultimate enjoyment and appreciation of the opera Hansel and Gretelby Humperdinck. Activities of many kinds. Great parents planning to treat their child to the opera, as a fun, bonding, educational activity for child and parent. 

Study Guide CD - Introduction
A 20-minute long Hansel and Gretel listening introduction to the opera for children as a narrator introduces each of the beautiful selections. The CD is great for schools to have, as an arts activity in it's own right, to experience the arts and this opera, It can be circulated to all classes during the weeks prior to the opera assembly coming to your school. Very effective when used along with the activities suggested in the GGO Teachers' Study Guide pamphlet, to Hansel and Gretel.

Act I: The Broommaker's Cottage
Hansel and Gretel singing and dancing at home (sung in German), In the Forest, (sung in English), The Evening Prayer, Guardian Angels ballet music.

Act II: The Witch's House
The children come upon the candy house, meet up with the cackling Witch, and save the whole town!

Study Guide DVD - School Assembly Sampler
GGO's DVD 8-minute sampler of GGO's In-School Opera Assembly of Hansel and Gretel, filmed live at San Pedro Elementary School in San Rafael, in October 2009.  Teachers or Educators will  experience what the assembly is like, children arriving into the auditorium, the performance, laughter and enjoyment by 400 K-5 children in the audience, and children joining GGO on stage for Q&A.

If you wish to a Hansel and Gretel assembly to be scheduled at your school, this DVD will give you a brief idea of what takes place. The full In-School Opera Assembly is 45-minutes including Q&A. If you plan to bring classes to a full performance of Hansel and Gretel, this CD is also a brief introduction, via the school assembly selections

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My daughter and I began a family tradition when she was two years old of going to see GGO's performance of "Hansel & Gretel" each year.
- Michelle Kallai, Mill Valley

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