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Washington National Opera's Hansel and Gretel (Karin Cooper for WNO)

Washington National Opera: Holiday Family Opera: Hansel and Gretel

The timeless fairy tale of lost children, candy treats, and an evil witch comes to life for the holiday season in this delightful WNO family production of Engelbert Humperdinck's captivating opera.

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HOLIDAY FAMILY OPERA
Engelbert Humperdinck's
Hansel and Gretel
WNO Revival
 
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.

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Watch and Listen

WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 1/5: Introduction and Overture (audio only)

Musicologist Saul Lilienstein offers his commentary on Hansel and Gretel, featuring insights about the music and history. Watch Hansel and Gretel December 21st to December 23rd, 2012. Musical excerpts used courtesy of Chandos Records.
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 2/5: Act One: The broom-maker’s house (audio only)

Musicologist Saul Lilienstein offers his commentary on Hansel and Gretel, featuring insights about the music and history. Watch Hansel and Gretel December 21st to December 23rd, 2012. Musical excerpts used courtesy of Chandos Records.
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 3/5: Intermission talk (audio only)

Musicologist Saul Lilienstein offers his commentary on Hansel and Gretel, featuring insights about the music and history. Watch Hansel and Gretel December 21st to December 23rd, 2012. Musical excerpts used courtesy of Chandos Records.
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 4/5: Act Two: Into the woods (audio only)

Musicologist Saul Lilienstein offers his commentary on Hansel and Gretel, featuring insights about the music and history. Watch Hansel and Gretel December 21st to December 23rd, 2012. Musical excerpts used courtesy of Chandos Records.
WNO Commentary: Hansel and Gretel 5/5: Act Three: At the gingerbread house (audio only)

Musicologist Saul Lilienstein offers his commentary on Hansel and Gretel, featuring insights about the music and history. Watch Hansel and Gretel December 21st to December 23rd, 2012. Musical excerpts used courtesy of Chandos Records.
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