Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Just in time for the holidays, the Met presents a special encore presentation of Humperdinck’s fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel. Starring Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer as the title youngsters, this 2007 Live in HD broadcast features a whimsically twisted production by Richard Jones and a new English translation perfect for audiences of all ages.
This deliciously dark take on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale, appealing to audiences of all ages, was part of the Met’s popular English-language holiday series. Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer star as the famous siblings lost in the woods, who battle the ravenous Witch—a zany portrayal by tenor Philip Langridge—while the Met orchestra, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, glories in the rich, folk-inspired score.