19 Nov 2006
'Hansel and Gretel' magic
(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.