LA Opera’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ goes ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

By Jim Farber

‘Tis the season for Christmas Carols, Nutcrackers and Messiahs. ‘Tis also the season when opera companies strive to find holiday offerings that, if not literally, at least in spirit, celebrate this festive time of the year.

San Francisco Opera has zeroed in on the latest, and sure to become a popular addition — Jake Heggie’s operatic transformation of Frank Capra’s classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “La Bohemes” are always a good holiday go-to with its Christmas Eve setting at the Café Momus. And then there’s Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera, “Hansel and Gretel.”

Even though Christmas plays no part in its [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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