Based on the fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm, the opera tells the familiar tale of two children who happen upon a mysterious Gingerbread house in the woods, and are captured by a Witch who wants to eat them. Written early in the composer’s life, Humperdinck’s sister asked if he would set parts of a children’s play about Hansel and Gretel to music, and eventually the full opera. The composer succeeded in telling the simple fairy tale in a musical treatment of remarkable sophistication with captivating melodies and folk-like appeal. A beautiful version of the familiar fairy tale, this production is a wonderful first time opera experience, especially for families with little ones. Directed by Tiffany Blake wiith the Colorado State University Sinfonia. The performance was recorded by the RAMProductions student live event production team. RAMProductions was created by the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University with support from Campus Television (CTV), the College of Liberal Arts, and the Division of External Relations.