The lights dim, music begins to play and the curtain rises. There before me live on stage are two incredible performers bringing to life the story of Hansel and Gretel.
I have always dreamed of going to The Met to see a performance. I know crazy but the whole idea of singing, dancing, the costumes, music all of it happening on stage before me is a dream of mine. So imagine how tickled I was to finally get the chance to make it happen.
So maybe I didn’t get to fly to New York or get all dresses up And maybe I didn’t exactly get to see inside The Metropolitan Opera house. But I did get to see an amazing performance like no other.
thanks to Fathom Events I was able to go to my local Regal Movie theater. Sit back in a comfy reclining seat and enjoy one of the most amazing performances to take place.
The Met Opera’s Hansel and Gretel
Just in time for the holidays, the Met presented a special encore presentation of Humperdinck’s fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel. I starred Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer as the characters of Hansel and Gret. This 2008 Live broadcast features a whimsically twisted production by Richard Jones and a new English translation perfect for audiences of all ages.
This opera was beautifully sung. The storyline slightly twisted and the performance wonderfully brought to life. Unlike the childhood fairytale, most of us grew up on this opera show us the darker side that was original to The Brothers Grimm story. Then, of course, there was the music. Oh, my the music was brilliantly conducted. My son the teen boy who has been playing in his high school band for years was captivated by the music of this opera. It truly was a wonderfully beautiful captivating show. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.
Fathom Events present The Met: Live in HD Series. If like me you are swept up by the magic of the stage and the beauty of opera than check out this Live Series from The Met in your local area. To see future events and to get ticket simple check out Fathom Events.
What Opera would you like to see? Have you been to an opera before?