Thursday, November 15, 2007
We had yet another fall field trip treat this morning. We went to see the Atlanta Opera and former conductor Yoel Levi host the Houston Grand Opera's production of Hansel and Gretel. This production featured puppets in the style of Japanese bunraku; the witch was more than 12 feet tall. It was so cool how they made the singers look so small as the scale of the puppets and backdrop were huge. The girls loved at the end as all the gingerbread people turned into live kids and sang so beautifully. Hopefully this is a trend for this city to host and share more of the arts. After living here for almost 30 years, I am ready for more world-class events.