Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

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Your homemade gingerbread house may be looking tired but Humperdinck's deliciously dark fairy tale is as fresh as ever in the Metropolitan Opera's English-language production of Hansel and Gretel. Swedish soprano Miah Persson and Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager star in Richard Jones's adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story. All three acts are set in kitchens, as the kids attempt to defeat the witch. Fabio Luisi conducts the Wagnerian score.

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Text in German by Adelheid Wette (the composer’s sister), after a story by the Brothers Grimm

Cast & Characters

The Cast

Conductor: Fabio Luisi

Gretel: Miah Persson

Hansel: Angelika Kirchschlager

Gertrude: Rosalind Plowright

Witch: Philip Langridge

Peter: Dwayne Croft

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