Alexandra Kurzak (left) and Kate Lindsey play the title roles in Humperdinck's holiday classic.
Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera
Fearless heroes, scheming villains, and damsels in distress have peopled the operatic stage for centuries. But a fish-headed waiter, an ancient sandman, and a coterie of giant chefs? These fanciful characters are all part of Richard Jones’s captivating staging of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, which returns to the Met this December as the company’s annual holiday presentation for families. With mid-week matinees and $89 orchestra seats, this English-language production is the perfect way to celebrate the season for opera lovers young and old. Hansel and Gretel runs through January 7. Here's a photo preview.
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