Hansel and Gretel

December 02-04

Friday December 2 - 8:00 PM

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Saturday December 3 - 8:00 PM

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Sunday December 4 - 3:00 PM

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Program and Description


Courtney Lewis, conductor
The Florida Ballet Conservatory


Opera returns to Jacksonville with one of the most successful fairy tales ever created. Hansel and Gretel has been internationally popular since its debut in 1893 and has become a holiday tradition in many countries. Join Courtney Lewis, an international cast of opera stars, the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and larger-than-life puppets in magical production.



HUMPERDINCK ● Hansel and Gretel 



Gretel - Jennifer Baldwin Peden
Hansel - Bergen Baker
Mother - Karin Wolverton
Father - Jeffrey Madison
Witch - Vicki Fingalson
Sleep Fairy/Dew Fairy - Quinn Shadko



Sandy Spieler - Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater


Florida Ballet Conservatory Dancers
Penelope Bloodworth, Ashley Brandt, Christy Cannon, Brittany Cavin, Haley Cavin, Dante Emanuel, Miranda Mythen, India Olchefske, Morgan Olschewske, Amelia Packard, Meleah Paishon, Paul Piner, Christopher Stansell





Students at the Symphony this weekend is sponsored by the Downtown Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.


This concert is eligible for our Under 18 Free Program. Contact the ticket office to purchase tickets.

Hansel and Gretel

Video Program Notes with Courtney Lewis

Courtney Lewis discusses Hansel and Gretel, composed by Engelbert Humperdinck. Click to view the program notes video.

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