Metropolitan Opera: Hansel and Gretel

Dec 17, 2020

A scene from Hansel and Gretel.
Credit Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a family favorite for the holiday season, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, sung in English.


This encore broadcast from 2018 stars soprano Lisette Oropesa as Gretel and mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught as Hansel, the hungry siblings who must use their wits to survive.


Tenor Gerhard Siegel is the Witch with an unusual flair for cooking. And mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick and baritone Quinn Kelsey are the children’s parents. Donald Runnicles conducted the Met Orchestra and Children’s Chorus.


Hansel and Gretel will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 19. You can listen on Classical IPR.