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Hänsel und Gretel

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NationaltheaterMunich, Bavaria, Germany
December 07 19:00, December 08 11:00, 18:00, December 14 11:00, 18:00
Performers
Bavarian State Opera
Patrick LangeConductor
Richard JonesDirector
John MacfarlaneSet Designer, Costume Designer
Samantha HankeyMezzo-sopranoHänselDec 07, 08, 14
Tara ErraughtMezzo-sopranoHänselDec 08 mat, 14 mat
Christina GanschSopranoGretelDec 07, 08, 14
Elsa BenoitSopranoGretelDec 08 mat, 14 mat
John DaszakTenorWitchDec 07, 08, 14
Wolfgang Ablinger-SperrhackeTenorWitchDec 08 mat, 14 mat
Milan SiljanovBassPeter / Father
Katja PieweckMezzo-sopranoGertrude / Mother
Mirjam MesakSopranoDew Fairy
Sarah GilfordSopranoSandman
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Since its first performance in 1893, Humperdinck's most famous opera Hansel and Gretel has remained constantly popular, becoming over the generations almost synonymous with the first family visit to the opera. "Brother come and dance with me!“ – "Susie, dear Susie" – a dancing brother and sister, the Dew Fairy and the Sandman, the Witch and the parents: a collection of all the fairy tale elements of the 19th century. And yet this is also a tale of hardship, hunger and the desire for abundance with a clear moral: "When the need is greatest, God the Lord puts out His hand!“

And, in Richard Jones' opulent, brilliant setting, it's a real must!

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