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  Hansel and Gretel at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Hansel and Gretel

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles

Enter an enchanting fairy tale world where 12-foot-tall creatures roam a fantastical forest as LA Opera presents a new production of Engelbert Humperdinck's beloved Hansel and Gretel. An opera as delicious as a gingerbread house -- and as magical as the witch who lives inside it -- Hansel and Gretel has delighted music lovers of all ages for over 100 years. With an English score that includes Humperdinck's "Evening Benediction" (Abendsegen) -- considered one of the most touching pieces of music ever composed for the stage -- this delightful take on the timeless opera is perfect for the whole family. See diva extraordinaire Susan Graham step into the wicked witch's pointy shoes at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Thru - Dec 15, 2018

Price: $42-$219

Show Type: Opera

Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes including inter

  Hansel and Gretel Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"...Taken as a whole, this production is all sugar and spice. Poverty and hunger and the threat of violence are present as part of the narrative, but thematically they are overshadowed by storybook imagery. Richard Spark's singsong English libretto keeps things light with lyrical rhymes. With the help of charming puppet spirit animals and stellar leads, this is a fantasy world audiences will be happy to join."
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Catherine Womack

Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...Fitch's inventive additions to the basic story made this performance a visual treat for the young and a delectable musical entree for adults. Kudos to Aerialist Kelsi Cassidy, who rode a broomstick several stories up across the night sky."
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Maria Nockin

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