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Engelbert Humperdinck's holiday classic returns to the Met. Win a pair of tickets!

Win Tickets to the Holiday Classic Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City

Engelbert Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel, sometimes known as "Wagner for Tots," has been a holiday tradition for all ages for more than a century. The Metropolitan Opera's presentation this season, sung in English and featuring the return of mezzosoprano Rosalind Plowright, promises a grand time for all.

Blogcritics has a pair of tickets to give away for the Dec. 17 performance at 8 PM. (U.S. residents only; must be 18 to enter.) Click here to enter!

Based on the Grimm fairy tale, the opera is subtitled A Fairy Opera in Three Acts. Humperdinck's sister Adelheid Wette wrote the original German libretto in the 1890s and asked her brother the composer (not the 1960s pop singer of the same name!) to put it to music as a Christmas gift for her kids. Expanded into a full-scale opera, the show debuted in 1893 (with Richard Strauss as assistant conductor!) and has been a hit ever since.

Click here to enter to win two tickets to the Thursday, Dec. 17 8 PM performance of this all-ages classic at the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York City.

About Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Music, where he covers classical music (old and new) and other genres, and Culture, where he reviews NYC theater. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at where he is on a mission to visit every park in New York City. He has also been a part-time working musician, including as lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado.

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