A deliciously fun retelling of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale that will appeal to audiences of all ages. Though the plot will appeal to children with its tuneful and accessible melodies, the elaborate orchestrations will entice even the most “grown-up” of opera-goers.
Once upon a time, two children found themselves lost in a dark forest, until they happened upon a house made entirely of sweets. What happens next … well, that’s the story of Hänsel und Gretel complete with a cackling witch, enchanted fairies, and a gingerbread house. In the dizzying excitement of “The Witch’s Ride” and the serene beauty of the children’s “Evening Prayer,” Humperdinck’s music magically evokes the contrasting worlds of the story and the perils of growing up! Hänsel und Gretel will be presented in German with English supertitles.