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19 Nov 2006

'Hansel and Gretel' magic

Hansel_Gretel_LA.png(Photo: LA Opera)
L.A. Opera sings a very different song of the forest
By Sandra Barrera [LA Daily News, 19 November 2006]

Douglas Fitch has created a "Hansel and Gretel" that's part paint-by-number artwork, part puppet show.

When asked to direct and design the L.A. Opera production, opening today at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Fitch — a 46-year-old New York visual artist who just spent the summer at Tanglewood Music Festival staging a triple-bill — says his mind immediately drifted toward his longtime fascination with paint-by-number kits.

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