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Met Opera: Hansel and Gretel

Philip Langridge as the Witch in 'Hänsel and Gretel'
 

Philip Langridge as the Witch in 'Hänsel and Gretel'

Hansel and Gretel
by Engelbert Humperdinck

 

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.

PERFORMANCE FROM JANUARY 1, 2008

 

Conductor:
Vladimir Jurowski


Cast:

Hänsel: Alice Coote
Gretel: Christine Schäfer
Gertrud: Rosalind Plowright
Peter: Alan Held
Witch: Philip Langridge
Sandman: Sasha Cooke
Dew Fairy: Lisette Oropesa

 

Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 2 hrs 00 min

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