BSU presents Hansel and Gretel, beginning Feb. 20

The Bemidji Opera Theater at Bemidji State University will perform Hansel and Gretel, an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck, for four shows beginning Feb. 20.

The opera is fully staged with costumes by professional costumer and director of The Walker Bay Theater, Frederick Rogers, sets and lighting by Thomas Skime, makeup by the Professional Salon Academy, members of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthew Goinz, a children’s chorus from Horace May Elementary, and stage direction by Dr. Cory Renbarger, assistant professor of music at BSU.

Shows are double cast, with casts alternating performances. The BSU Opera Theater will perform the opera in full, sung in English with a screen providing subtitles for the audience.

Shows will be held in the Main Theater of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. The show has 7 p.m. performances on Feb. 20, Feb. 21 and Feb. 22, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 22.

Tickets are $15 adults, $5 for children, and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for BSU and Northwest Technical College students with valid student IDs.

Dr. Cory Renbarger, assistant professor of music, (218) 755-2867

BSU students on the cast of Hansel and Gretel are listed below by order of hometown:

Bemidji |56601| Maggie Ragan, senior, music teacher certification, alto, Hansel
Bemidji |56601| Courtney Guck, senior, elementary education, alto, Sandman
Bemidji |56601| Mallory Herbert, senior, business administration, Sandman
Bemidji |56601| Miranda Carlson, sophomore, music teacher certification, soprano, Dew Fairy
Bemidji |56601| Nikkilee Nolden, freshman, music teacher certification, alto, Chorus
Bemidji |56601| Josh Sorenson, freshman, music, Musikanten, tenor, Chorus

Bovey |55709| Tia Ellies, junior, music, soprano, Dew Fairy
Chippewa Falls |54729| Kyle Baldeshwiler, freshman, music, bass, Chorus
Eden Prairie |55347| Delaney Fletcher, freshman, psychology, Chorus
Le Sueur |56085| Luke Barnard, freshman, music, Witch
Lengby | 56621 | Arica Jolicoeur, senior, undeclared
Little Canada |55109| Callie Dunbar, sophomore, music, alto, Hansel
Redwood Falls |56283| Derek Bebeau, freshman, music teacher certification, bass, Father
Paynesville |56362| Cody Lieser, sophomore, psychology, bass, Father
Thief River Falls |56701| Lorrisa Craigmile, freshman, music teacher certification, senior, Gretel, Mother

Lenexa |66216| Amanda Boring, senior, mathematics education, soprano, Gretel

Bedford |76021| Caitlyn Rogers, senior, music, alto, Witch

Prescott |54021| Stephanie Serres, junior, social work, soprano, Mother