"A fantasy world audiences will be happy to join” - LA Times
The spooky adventures of Hansel and Gretel comes to the operatic stage with 12-foot-tall creatures, fantastical sets and elaborate special effects. Diva extraordinaire Susan Graham stars as the uproariously wicked witch, eager to lure her young victims into a delicious trap, but last-minute ingenuity saves the day and the plucky children emerge triumphant in the heartfelt conclusion. James Conlon conducts Engelbert Humperdinck's sumptuous music, written in the Wagnerian mode, that was championed by Strauss and Mahler.
“Susan Graham…brought down the house” – KXLU
"Magical... an early holiday treat." - Classical Voice
Enchanted Forest After-Party with KCRW DJ following the
Wed. Dec 12 performance. Admission included with performance ticket.
Domingo Family Days - Join us on the Sunday matinee performances on December 9 - for more information click here.
Click here to read Music Director James Conlon's note on Hansel and Gretel.
The running time is approximately two hours, 15 minutes, including one intermission.
An LA Opera original production.
Official Media Sponsor for Opening Night