Hansel and Gretel
Jurowski; Coote, Schäfer, Plowright, Held, Langridge
Fulton; von Stade, Blegen, Kraft, Devlin, Elias
Davis; Stober, Cano, Martens, Brubaker, Croft
The Brothers Grimm’s well-known fairy tale takes on even more color in this musical retelling by Engelbert Humperdinck. In fact this operatic version, with the Sandman, the Dew Fairy, and guardian angels, has become a beloved classic in its own right. Jennifer Larmore is the impulsive Hansel and Dawn Upshaw his sweet and resourceful sister, Gretel. Judith Forest is the evil Witch who tries to have her way with the lost children, but who ends up getting cooked in her own oven.
Dec 18-Jan 8
Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainingment is richard Jone' witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in whcih two children facre against a wicked witch.