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Hansel & Gretel (Family Version)

Hansel & Gretel (Family Version)

Story & Setting:

The tale of Hansel and Gretel had long been part of the German folk tradition before the Brothers Grimm included it in their collection. The contrast of the siblings’ bleak home life with the larger-than-life fantasies they encounter at the witch’s cottage gives this production a cartoonish and fun take on the classic tale.

Opera Notes:

Humperdinck originally intended this piece (created with his sister Adelheid as the librettist) as a small-scale vocal entertainment for children. However, its sophisticated, Wagnerian-inspired score combined with a charming story made it into one of the most popular fairy tale operas ever. This production presents the work in a special English translation great for families. **Please note- some resources on this page use different English translations than the current Met production**

Sung in

English

Length: 

2 hours & 15 minutes

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)

Watch/Listen


"Act 1 Duet" (Lisette Oropesa & Tara Erraught)

Met Opera (current production)


"The Witch's Ride" (Robert Brubaker)

Met Opera (current production)