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Dec. 20 2014

01/03/15 – Hansel and Gretel – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera

Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 10 min.

hansel_met15Returning for the holidays, this season’s family entertainment is Richard Jones’s witty production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in which two children face off against a wicked witch. In a lush setting of giant chefs, suit-clad trees, and an industrial kitchen where the Witch gets what’s coming to her, Aleksandra Kurzak as Gretel and Christine Rice as Hansel will lead a visual and delightful feast for our younger patrons.


Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Gretel: Heidi Stober
The Witch: Robert Brubaker

Production Team

Production: Richard Jones
Set & Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designed by: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Linda Dobell
Translation: David Pountney

Photo credits: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

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