Onstage: Hansel and Gretel

This familiar fairytale has become an equally familiar opera since its premiere in 1893.

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Hansel and Gretel

This familiar fairytale has become an equally familiar opera since its premiere in 1893. Inspired by German folk music, composer Engelbert Humperdinck’s deceptively sweet score offers moments of high comedy and heart-tugging lyricism. Stage director Robin Guarino is going for a modern take on this story of children fleeing into the woods to escape poverty and starvation. Mark Gibson leads the CCM Philharmonia and the cast includes the Cincinnati Children’s Choir. 


8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$35. Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village, University of Cincinnati, Clifton Heights, ccm.uc.edu./boxoffice.

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