0313 Samford Opera
Students visit with members of the Samford Opera cast.
Students at Deer Valley Elementary were treated to musical excitement in late January when students from the Samford Opera visited the school.
Samford University’s School of the Arts recently performed Hansel and Gretel and received a donation from Michael and Mary Anne Freeman to allow the production to tour the schools in January.
Second- through fourth-grade students attended the nearly 45-minute production that included the famous “Evening Prayer” as well as other numbers from the first and second acts.
Students were left wanting more, but unfortunately, the gingerbread house was too large to bring on tour!
The role of Hansel was played by Bethany Orick, who is the daughter of tech coach Melanie Haynes.
The opera version of Hansel and Gretel is based upon the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.