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Metropolitan Opera: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

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Marty Sohl
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Metropolitan Opera
A scene from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

Airs Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the second of its English-language family-friendly presentations this holiday season, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Donald Runnicles conducts, and the cast features soprano Lisette Oropesa as Gretel, mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught as Hansel, tenor Gerhard Siegel as the evil Witch, veteran mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as Gertrude, the children’s mother, and baritone Quinn Kelsey as Peter, their father. The opera, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, is performed in the acclaimed production by Richard Jones. Hansel and Gretel will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 6.