Afternoon at the Opera

Hansel and Gretel

Outside the Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera A. Strakey on Flickr

From the Metropolitan Opera website

What Christmas is complete without this sumptuous and deliciously dark take on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale, replete with guardian angels, a sandman, dew fairy, and, of course, a witch and her enticing gingerbread house. Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer star as the famous siblings lost in the woods, who battle the ravenous Witch—a zany portrayal by tenor Philip Langridge—while the Met orchestra, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, glories in the rich, folk-inspired score.