Why See San Francisco Opera - Hansel and Gretel?
A festive treat for the Holidays
Two hungry children discover an enchanted world deep within the forest when sent to fetch strawberries by their mother, in Engelbert Humperdinck (the composer not the Crooner) and Adelheid Wette's delicious opera that arrives just in time for the Holidays. Sumptuous and stunning, step deep into the forest with Hansel and Gretel as they encounter a wild fairytale world where anything could be lurking behind the next tree.
One for all the family, enjoy this ingenious production designed and directed by Antony McDonald has already earned rave reviews in London, Los Angeles and further afield. With Sasha Cooke and Hansel and Heidi Stober as Gretel, alongside Robert Brubaker as the forest's own Wicked Witch.
What is the story of Hansel and Gretel?
After being sent into the haunted forest by their mother to pick strawberries, the young Hansel and Gretel fall prey to its biggest terror. Captivated by a strange house made of candy and gingerbread the hungry children soon start nibbling, only to realize that this is the house of the Wicked Witch, who loves to cook children and eat them. Will they outsmart her and escape the woods? Find out in this folk-inspired sugary hit!
Opening night: 15 November 2019
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