El Paso Opera Season Features ‘Desert Gems’

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The El Paso Opera’s 24th season will feature a German opera, a moonlight performance and more, according to a news release.

Officials with the El Paso Opera announced that its 2017-18 season, “Desert Gems,” will highlight El Paso’s artistic talent and unique venues.

The season will feature a production of German composer Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hänsel & Gretel” on Jan. 13 and 14 at Downtown’s Union Depot train station.

The season’s second production will feature a quartet of opera singers performing under the stars at the picturesque McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.

In addition to the two performances, the El Paso Opera will continue its Young Artist Program. The program seeks to cultivate talent and provide community outreach, according to the release. The program will be expanded this season with an additional member and more performances in area schools, retirement homes, rehabilitation centers, parks and other community spaces, organizers announced.

Community concerts will include performances at the Junior League of El Paso’s “A Christmas Fair,” taking place Nov. 2-5 at the El Paso convention center, and the El Paso Opera’s holiday residency at the Fountains at Farah shopping center.

Ticket prices vary by performance.

Information: 581.5534, epopera.org, info@epopera.org.

Dave Acosta may be reached at 546-6138; dacosta@elpasotimes.com; @Chuy_Vuitton on Twitter.

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