The Dundee Gallery hosted a launch party on Tuesday, November 8 to celebrate the publication of a new “Hansel & Gretel” book written by Jane Hill and illustrated by Paula Wallace. The book was created in conjunction with the new production of the classic opera Hansel & Gretel that Opera Omaha premiered on November 11 at the Rose Theater. Hill created a new libretto for the opera and wrote a new story to be included in the book. The Dundee Gallery is located at 4916 Underwood Avenue in Omaha, NE.
Opera Omaha continues the season with The Marriage Contract by Gioachino Rossini in February, and The Mikado by Gibert and Sullivan in April. Opera Omaha, the only professional opera company in Nebraska, began in 1958 as the Omaha Civic Opera Society, a volunteer association, and with tremendous community support became fully professional by 1970. Opera Omaha produces a season of original mainstage productions, presented at the historic Orpheum Theater, and smaller productions and musical events throughout the community.
For more information about Opera Omaha, please call (402) 346-4398 or visit them on the web at www.operaomaha.org.