Forest Lawn Glendale
Outside the Hall of Crucifixion
1712 S Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91205
November 13, 14, 20, 21 at 5pm
Two Hour Runtime
Sung in English with orchestra
This production is generously co-sponsored by:
-Priscilla & Bill Kennedy
-The Celestial Opera Company, founded by Judith Townsend
Director: Josh Shaw
Conductor: Brian Holman
Assist. Director: Carson Gilmore
Costumer: Maggie Green
Orchestral Arrangement: Kathleen Kelley
Cast: See below
HANSEL AND GRETEL
POP returns to one of our most beloved venues, high atop Glendale, outdoors at Forest Lawn Cemetery for Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. This operatic take on the Brothers Grimm tale is ideal for audiences of all ages, and with 5pm start times this is the perfect way to introduce kids to opera. It’s the story we all know and love, brought to life with a magical score by Englebert Humperdinck. Sung in English, with orchestra.
SEATING AT FOREST LAWN
There are two types of seating for Hansel and Gretel -- table and regular. Tables are sold with four or with two chairs. Each table is sold as one ticket. $160 tables are for up to four people. $110 tables are for up to two people. Unlike past POP productions, tables do not come with food and wine. However you are encouraged to bring your own picnics. Tables are closest to the stage and are first-come first-served. (With the exception of the Pay it Forward Tables. See below.)
Regular seating is behind the table seating and offered in three tiers -- $35 for the front row of the section, $20 for the seats in the middle of the section, and $10 for the back row. Total capacity for the opera is 275 people, so no seat is exceedingly far from the stage.
PAY IT FORWARD TABLES
Part of POP's mission is to make opera not only accessible, but also affordable for everyone and anyone who like like to attend. We're proud to offer $10 tickets to this production. Several of our core supporters have suggested that we should offer people who have the means, the chance to directly support our mission of low ticket prices. There are a limited number of Tables of Four at each performance called "Pay it Forward Tables". These tables are reserved and located in the very best postion. They also come with reserved parking and a few other perks. Offered at a premium price of $500, these tables help offset production costs and allow POP to maintain our mission of low ticket prices.
Images from previous POP productions at Forest Lawn Glendale. An unbeatable view! (Not to mention free, abundant parking, and picnicking.)