Opera Modesto Presents: Hansel and Gretel


The State Theatre Sat, Jan 18, 2025 2:00 PM
Film Info
Series:On Stage


Once upon a time… Hansel and Gretel, the opera, is based on the beloved fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. Hungry and bored, Hansel and Gretel dance and sing instead of doing their chores. Their angry mother sends them into the enchanted forest to search for food to eat, and so begins a great adventure…they encounter the magical Sandman and Dew Fairy, and stumble upon a mysterious, edible house, which turns out to be inhabited by a terrifying, child-eating Witch! Will Hansel and Gretel escape with their lives, or will they be cooked and eaten?

Spoiler Alert! - They live happily ever after…but the witch doesn’t!

Opera Modesto’s magical production is filled with beautiful tunes, great voices and joyful fun for the entire family (plus a few scary moments with the Witch)! Sung in English, Hansel and Gretel is a treat for the entire family.

Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck First Performance: December 23, 1893 in Weimar, Germany, conducted by Richard Strauss

Doors at 1; show at 2 p.m. Tickets: $50, $35 & $25
Child tickets (13 & under) $10
Student tickets (14 & up with ID) $20
Groups of 10 or more receive 15% off of the regular ticket price
**Group discounts can only be used in the same section and cannot be used in conjunction with the child or student discounts.

Run Time: 100 minutes with one intermission
Sung in English with English supertitles

Sutter Health proudly supports Opera Modesto's Story Into Song Literacy Initiative. New Sutter logo attached.