Performances & Events


Hänsel und Gretel

Department of Voice & Opera

November 17, 2024 | 2:00 pm

Power Center for the Performing Arts
121 Fletcher St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Reserved Seating $35 / $29 | Students $16 (fees included) | 10% discount on 4 (or more) tickets

A charming fairy-tale opera with a folk-inspired score, Hänsel und Gretel – by German composer Engelbert Humperdinck, with a libretto by his sister, Adelheid Wette – has been loved by audiences of all ages since its first performance in 1893. In a familiar tale that softens some of the Brothers Grimm’s darker elements, Hansel and Gretel are sent into the forest by their frustrated mother to hunt for strawberries and stay out of trouble.

Alas, trouble is inevitable when they come upon a mysterious gingerbread house with a frightening witch inside. The witch captures the children, threatening to fatten up Hansel and use him to make gingerbread. The clever children must keep their wits about them to avoid a fiery fate.

Composed by Engelbert Humperdinck; libretto by Adelheid Wette
Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
Sung in German
Conducted by Kirk Severtson
Stage direction by Gregory Keller

Discount of 10% off ticket price when you purchase 4 or more tickets.

Recommended Ages: 3+

Tickets Required Central Campus

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