Production Team

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

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Hansel and Gretel



Approximate running time 2 hrs. 20 min.

Most fairy tales, though charming on the outside, have darker underpinnings. Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer play the siblings lost in a shadowy world of unknown menace, pursued by the Witch (portrayed by tenor Philip Langridge) who seeks to devour them. The English-language production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s masterful treatment of the beloved story by the Brothers Grimm is the second in the Met’s annual series of special holiday presentations.

This production of Hansel and Gretel was originally created for Welsh National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Synopsis

Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

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