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Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

  • Presented By: CSU, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
  • Dates: 4/5/2024, 4/6/2024, 4/7/2024
  • Location: Colorado State University School of the Arts
  • 1400 Remington Street, University Center for the Arts
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: No Charge/ CSU Students, $4/youth (under 18), $12/senior (62+), $14/adult
    • Presented by the Ralph Opera Program
      With the University Symphony Orchestra
      Thursday, April 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m.; matinee on Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall

      The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes to life with the Ralph Opera Program's performance of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel." Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette, wrote the libretto of the Märchenoper or fairy-tale opera, which is considered a key work of the German genre but with roots in Italian opera. The opera tells the tale of two abandoned siblings who encounter a mysterious gingerbread house in the woods and fall into the hands of the owner, a witch with evil intentions.