If you like classical opera then you won't want to miss your chance to catch "Hansel and Gretel"when this beloved German fairy is reimagined at a stage near you! Hansel and Gretel was recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. The plot follows a young brother and sister, Hansel and Gretel, who must protect themselves from a cannibalistic witch, who dwells deep within the forest, in a house made of cake. Ultimately, the children are able to evade the witch by relying on their superior wits. Now you can enjoy this family-friendly musical when it makes its way to your town! StubHub has the best deals available on Hansel and Gretel musical tickets so order yours today!
Since it's original publication in 1812, Hansel and Gretel has been captivated audiences of all ages, across the country and around the world. The fairy tale has been adapted in many media forms, most notably the opera Hänsel und Gretel (1893) by Engelbert Humperdinck and a stop-motion animated feature film made in the 1950s based on the opera. Now you can come join Hansel and Gretel on an exciting adventure full of fantasy, danger, cleverness and love! Order your classical opera tickets today!
For those who aren't family with the German fairy tale: Hansel and Gretel are the young children of a poor woodcutter. When the land is plagued by a giant famine, the woodcutter's evil second wife takes the children into the woods and leaves them there to fend for themselves, so that she and her husband will have more food to share. In the woods, the children discover a large cottage built of gingerbread and cakes. They begin to eat part of the candy house, only to discover that a wicked witch lives in the cottage, which she built to lure children in and then eat them! The witch captures the children and holds them hostage, while fattening them up for consumption. However, the crafty children manage to fool the blind witch and ultimately trap her in her own oven and burn her to death! The kids then find treasure in the cottage and make off with it. They arrive home to find that their father's evil wife has left him without explanation and the family (Hansel, Gretel and their father) live happily (and richly!) ever after. Buy opera tickets now!
Literary scholars speculate that Hansel and Gretel have originated during the medieval period of the Great Famine (1315–1321), in which hunger drove people to abandon their children or even resort to cannibalism. While these particular themes are upsetting, the moral of Hansel and Gretel is undeniably uplifting, as these clever children manage to outwit the wicked witch and return to safety. Hansel and Gretel is a thrilling and empowering tale for audiences of all ages. And there's no better way to enjoy this German fairy tale than to see it performed live! So what are you waiting for? Visit StubHub today for a current list of Hansel and Gretel tour dates!
Hänsel und Gretel was adapted to opera by Engelbert Humperdinck, first performed in Weimar on December 23, 1893. Today, audiences and critics are raving about the show's latest adaptation, which features an incredible cast, colorful costumes, marvelous music, spectacular singing and stunning stage effects. Hansel and Gretel has already appeared on stages in New York, Chicago and Pittsburg so visit StubHub today to find out when the show is headed your way!