Wortham Treelighting Fun

On November 25, HGOco's Opera to Go! provided holiday fun for people of all ages - part of the Wortham Theater Center Tree Lighting.  Every year, hundreds of families rush up the escalators of the Wortham Center to see the tree being lit. 

This year it was not only about the sparkling lights and dazzling ornaments that brighten up the tree, but also storytelling, music, and children’s imaginations coming to life. It was a scene of little girls dressed in their tutus twirling with the ballerinas from Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and families taking pictures with the gingerbread house used for the Opera to Go! performance of Hansel and Gretel.

As soon as the tree was lit, the Opera to Go! singers performed a 20-minute version of Hansel and Gretel. It brought storytelling and music together to capture the attention of parents and children. The children sat eating their holiday cookies and watching these familiar characters. They sat captivated by the colorful props, eccentric evil witch, and the beautiful singing. HGOco had a great time joining in on the festivities and demonstrating that storytelling comes in all forms.

If you’d like Opera to Go! to visit your school, library, or local community center, please visit our website at www.HGOco.org and click on Opera to Go!


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