Hansel and Gretel
This Holiday season, Purchase Opera will present a playful version of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for families and adults of all ages in the Recital Hall in the Conservatory of Music. At the Sunday matinee, children are invited to come in costume, take photos with the cast, and enjoy a special sweet treat.
Based on the popular fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, this energetic opera, composed by Engelbert Humperdinck, is fully staged with elaborate sets and costumes. The opera is performed in German with English subtitles that are easy to follow for young audience members. The performance is just under 90 minutes.
Admission is Free.
Hansel and Gretel will feature students in the Purchase College Conservatory of Music’s Voice and Opera Studies department—a highly selective conservatory program that has won 10 top awards for its professional-level productions from the National Opera Association.