“Once upon a time, there was a deep dark forest, a tired and impoverished stepmother, two exuberantly adorable children, a gingerbread house to die for, and one wicked old witch with a sweet tooth for precocious children.” This beloved fairy tale opera, based on the Grimm Brothers story of the same name and composed by Engelbert Humperdinck, is a joyous celebration of music and dance for all ages.
University of Kentucky Opera is presenting performances of Hansel and Gretel this weekend and next! Don’t miss out on this chance to introduce opera to your young ones. Engelbert Humperdinck (whose name is fun to say) adapted this Grimm Brothers’ tale with families in mind. Learn more about him and about opera here. Tune to Ages 3 and Up! in the morning to hear an excerpt from Walt Disney’s English translation, recorded in 1964.