Hansel and Gretel

MUSIC BY ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

 

Hope can be found even in the darkest of forests.

 

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

 

Perfect for children ages 8 and up!
Save 50% on tickets for kids under 18 when you order one or more adult tickets.


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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

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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.

 

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Hansel and Gretel

Exploration Workshops for Families: All About Hansel and Gretel

Saturday, November 30 at 11am and 12:30pm

Perfect for children ages 6 and up, this workshop explores the story, music, production design, and characters Hansel and Gretel.

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Curious about the Opera?

Pre-Opera Talks

Perfect for newcomers, opera aficionados or anyone in between, our pre-opera talks provide an engaging 25-minute overview of the opera. Free to ticketholders, 55 minutes prior to curtain in the Orchestra section. Speaker: Peter Susskind.

Opera Previews

Explore Hansel and Gretel in a 90-minute presentation by Simon Williams. Events held thorughout the Bay Area November 4-6 and cost varies by location. Learn more.

Open Curtain

Have you always wanted to see the inner workings of our stage? At select performances, our curtain is open during intermission and we narrate the live changeover. Dates: Sunday, November 17; Sunday, December 1; and Tuesday, December 3.

 

CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Hansel Sasha Cooke
Gretel Heidi Stober
The Witch Robert Brubaker
Gertrude Michaela Martens
Peter Alfred Walker
Sandman Ashley Dixon
Dew Fairy Natalie Image

PERFORMANCES

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

CREATIVE
Conductor Christopher Franklin
Director & Production Designer Antony McDonald *
Associate Stage Director Danielle Urbas *
Associate Designer Ricardo Pardo *
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.

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Earn Your Wings is a San Francisco Opera initiative that invites patrons to engage with and support our community partnerships in meaingful and demonstrative ways. We are asking our audiences to deeply consider what it means to be a "global citizen" who participates in and advocates to support the arts, even as we fight to address critical societal issues, like homelessness. Learn more about how you can 'earn your wings'.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

The Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Productions; Bertie Bialek Elliott; and the San Francisco Opera Guild.

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