Hansel And Gretel At The Lyric Opera


The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the hauntingly magical fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”. The opera runs from January 25 until February 5, with a total number of six shows.

“Hansel and Gretel” tells the story of two siblings and their encounter with a witch who lives in a house made out of sweets. The fairy tale is sung in German with English subtitles projected.

When this universally cherished production debuted 20 years ago, it captivated Chicago audiences. It did the same in 2012, and this season it returns again by popular demand. This rivetingly modern, astonishingly inventive view of the Brothers Grimm’s fairytale features an eye-popping production that does full justice to Humperdinck’s glorious score. You’ll be rooting for Hansel and Gretel at every moment in their battle against the witch in the massive, industrial-strength kitchen, and you’ll be moved by the “Dream Ballet.”

Opera for all ages

From the exquisite “Evening Prayer” to the uproarious “Witch’s Ride,” this ever-fresh, whimsical masterpiece is packed with musical gems that make it a wonderful introduction to opera for audiences of all ages.

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