Hansel and Gretel
Once upon a time, two children found themselves lost in the woods--until they happened upon a house made entirely of sweets. What happens next, well that's the story of Hansel and Gretel. The timeless fairy tale comes to life for the holiday season in this delightful WNO production. Engelbert Humperdinck's captivating opera, directed by David Gately, stars current and former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists with the WNO Orchestra conducted by Michael Rossi. The Washington Post declared Hansel and Gretel "a great idea... As enjoyable as it is to rediscover classical music around the holidays, it's even better to experience it for the first time." Recommended for age 9 and up.
Opera Insight: Free preview of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel on the Millennium Stage featuring members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program on Sat., Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
Performed in English with English supertitles.
Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.
- Gretel (Dec. 21, Dec. 22E)
- Gretel (Dec. 22M, Dec. 23M)
María Eugenia Antúnez
- Gertrude (Mother)
- Sandman, Dew Fairy
- Hansel (Dec. 21, Dec. 22E)
- Hansel (Dec. 22M, Dec. 23M)
Corey Evan Rotz
- Peter (Father)
Watch and Listen
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 1/5: Introduction and Overture (audio only)
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 2/5: Act One: The broom-maker’s house (audio only)
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 3/5: Intermission talk (audio only)
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 4/5: Act Two: Into the woods (audio only)
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 5/5: Act Three: At the gingerbread house (audio only)
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
Hansel and Gretel is made possible through the generosity of Jacqueline Badger Mars.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
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