CAPTURED! LIVE FROM THE MET: HANSEL & GRETEL

2017 | 135 minutes | | ,
Conducted by Donald Runnicles

Wednesday December 27, 2017, 1:00pm (Film Center)


$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Conducted by Donald Runnicles

A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRESENTATION

A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and a delightful cast, including the legendary Dolora Zajick as the wayward siblings’ mother. Tara Erraught and Ingeborg Gillebo share the role of Hansel, and Lisette Oropesa and Maureen McKay share the role of Gretel.

 

Read the Synopsis of Hansel & Gretel

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Premiere: Weimar, Court Theater, 1893. Originally conceived as a small-scale vocal entertainment for children, Hansel and Gretel resonates with both adults and children, and has become one of the most successful fairy-tale operas ever created. The composer, Engelbert Humperdinck, was a protégé of Richard Wagner, and the opera’s score is flavored with the sophisticated musical lessons he learned from his idol while maintaining a charm and a light touch that were entirely Humperdinck’s own. The opera acknowledges the darker features present in the Brothers Grimm version of the familiar folk tale, yet presents them within a frame of grace and humor.

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