Holiday Fun as the Met’s Hansel and Gretel Opens, Featuring Special Family Pricing

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Holiday Fun as the Met’s Hansel and Gretel Opens,

Featuring Special Family Pricing


New York, NY (December 11, 2017) – The Met presents the second of its popular family presentations this holiday season, Richard Jones’s acclaimed production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera based on the Brothers Grimm story Hansel and Gretel. The English-language production opens December 18 for seven performances through to January 6, with special family pricing. Conducted by Donald Runnicles, the cast includes Tara Erraught as Hansel, Lisette Oropesa as Gretel, Gerhard Siegel as the evil Witch, Quinn Kelsey as Peter, the sibling’s father, and Met stalwart Dolora Zajick as Gertrude, their mother. On December 28, Ingeborg Gillebo, Maureen McKay and Dwayne Croft take on the roles of Hansel, Gretel and Peter respectively.  The production follows the Met’s other holiday presentation geared towards families this season, Julie Taymor’s The Magic Flute, which has performances through to December 9.


Performances for Hansel and Gretel: December 18, 22, 26, 28mat, 30; January 1, 6mat. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Hansel and Gretel are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.


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