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Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

For its mid-winter production, Peabody Opera Theatre stages and tours a family-friendly version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. In 2022 Peabody commissioned arranger and conductor Nicholas Hersh and librettist Laura Fuentes to update the 19th-century opera version of the German fairy tale, resulting in a roughly 45-minute jazz-orchestration version, in English, wherein siblings Hansel and Gretel navigate living in a city with extreme wealth inequality, but also candy, humor, a brightly costumed witch, and a happy ending. Doctoral conducting candidate Ryo Hasegawa leads the ensemble and Mary Duncan directs this production.

Additional Performances:
February 2 | 7:30 pm  
February 10 | 11:00 am
February 14 | 12:30 pm

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Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

Fri Feb 02
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Joe Byrd Hall