Good News: Savannah Voice Festival, Garrison team for special performance

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah Voice Festival once again reaching out to the community and into the imaginations of young art students.

"Hansel and Gretel - The Opera'' was a collaboration between Voice Festival performers and Garrison School for the Performing Arts students, who designed the sets for the production at a scenic design camp over the summer.

All Garrison students and their families were invited to attend the performance, which was part of the Voice Festival's Education Outreach Initiative to help bring opera and the arts to Savannah-Chatham Public School students.

"This day is all about education and inspiration. It's about art coming together in all facets, visual art, music, production art, all sorts of storytelling," Savannah Voice Festival Executive Director Maria Zouves said.

"The kids have worked so hard and I'm so proud of the work they have done, and they are so excited to be here and take part in this. It's an opportunity that they're never going to get to have again in their lives. How awesome is it that a sixth grader can say I remember I designed a set for an opera performed by professionals," Garrison Theater Director Glenda Lanier said.

There will be another performance of "Hansel and Gretel – The Opera" Saturday night that will be open to the public. Click here for ticket information.

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