Hansel and Gretel

MUSIC BY ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

 

Enter a magical forest where the trees are older than time, fairies lurk in the shadows, and a house of candy sits alone amidst the trees. Experience this cherished musical fairy tale in a charming new co-production with London’s Royal Opera.

Production New to San Francisco Opera

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Sung in English with English supertitles


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SEE A PERFORMANCE

Great First Opera!
RUNNING TIME

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including one intermission

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of Grimm fairy tales and their modern updates, including Disney movies, Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

FOUND IN SERIES

Full Series: A, D*, R/R+RBW*, G, J, M
Half Series: C, E*, S/RBW*, X*, H, K, O, W
Out of Town: OOT4, OOT5, OOT6
*Best Value Series

INVITE A FRIEND

Friday 11/15/19 7:30PM
Sunday 11/17/19 2:00PM *
Thursday 11/21/19 7:30PM
Saturday 11/23/19 7:30PM
Saturday 11/30/19 2:00PM
Sunday 12/01/19 2:00PM *
Tuesday 12/03/19 7:30PM
Saturday 12/07/19 7:30PM *
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* OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for this performance, is made possible by the Koret/Taube Media Suite.

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THE BUZZ

“It could yet be the show that gives your little opera buffs-in-training a treat they’re going to want to come back to. Directed and designed by Antony McDonald, the picture-perfect sets look enchanting.”
The Times

“The American soprano Heidi Stober sang with rock-solid security and diamantine sparkle.”
The Telegraph

Sasha Cooke “is a singer who defies the canon.”
Opera News

Synopsis

 

Two impoverished children enter a dark forest looking for food only to find themselves facing a sinister threat.

 

READ COMPLETE SYNOPSIS >

 

CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Hansel Sasha Cooke
Gretel Heidi Stober
The Witch Robert Brubaker
Gertrude Michaela Martens
Peter Alfred Walker

PERFORMANCES

Nov 15, 17, 21, 23, 30; Dec 1, 3, 7

CREATIVE
Conductor Christopher Franklin
Director & Production Designer Antony McDonald *
Associate Designer Ricardo Pardo *
Original Lighting Designer Lucy Carter *
Revival Lighting Designer Neill Brinkworth *
Choreographer Lucy Burge *
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

* San Francisco Opera debut

Co-production with Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

 

Previous performances of Hansel and Gretel can be found in our Archive.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

San Francisco Opera Guild; and the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Productions.

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