Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
MSU Opera Theatre
Conductor: Steven Mosteller.
Director: Melanie Helton
A beautiful version of the familiar fairy tale with folk music-inspired themes, this production is a wonderful first-time opera experience. Remains an everlasting masterpiece. Bring the family!
Composed in Germany in the 1890s, “Hansel and Gretel” was written by Engelbert Humperdinck, with a libretto by his sister, Adelheid Wette. It was first performed in Weimar, Germany, December 1893, conducted by Richard Strauss. It was followed by its Hamburg premiere in September 1894, conducted by Gustav Mahler. The opera, which will be performed in English, features a small cast, along with the MSU Children’s Choir and Capital Ballet Theatre.
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m. (Note: No Saturday performance)
$20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens (age 60 and older), $5 for students with ID or anyone under age 18.
Tickets available online, at the door, or at 517.353.5340.
The 2017-18 opera season is generously sponsored by the Worthington Family Foundation.