The Texas State University Opera Theatre presents Hansel and Gretel, a modern rendition of Englebert Humperdinck’s 19th century opera. The opera will be performed in collaboration with the Texas State Symphony Orchestra who will bring Richard Strauss’s charming score to life under the baton of Dr. Carolyn Watson. This adaptation of the famous German opera will be presented in English with projected supertitles. Dr. Josh Miller, producer and director, says “Hansel and Gretel is a war-horse for university opera programs because it allows for a host of strong female lead roles. The opera is taken from the classic Brothers Grimm's fairytale, full of scary forests and gingerbread houses. I've always wanted to direct the show in a modern context, using contemporary clothing and scenery. Our Hansel enjoys playing video games, our Dew Fairy is finding her way home after a night of partying at the disco and our witch is a smash-up of a 1960s housewife and Katy Perry's ‘California Gurls’ video.”

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $8 - $15
  • Phone: (512) 245-6500

Presenter Details

  • Name: Texas State Opera Theatre
  • Texas State Opera Theatre is one of the fastest growing, progressive opera programs in the country. With students excelling in summer opera programs and the professional stage, the word is getting out nationwide that Texas State University is providing a specific, professionally viable opera training experience. It combines numerous performance opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates with hands-on work on performance technique in the classroom as well as one-on-one.

Venue Details

  • Address: 405 Moon St.
  • City: San Marcos
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78666