Hansel and Gretel with Music from the Opera

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What type of mischief do Hansel and Gretel get into in the woods? Who will they meet? What happens when they do not listen to their mother? Listen to this classic story with an operatic twist to find out.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Turn the story into a reader’s theater
  • Use to introduce the opera

Classroom Considerations

  • Audio story is 20 minutes and 19 seconds long
  • Hansel and Gretel are both portrayed as girls in the opera, which may prove confusing for some listeners
  • Includes five characters: Hansel, Gretel, their Mother, the Witch, and the Narrator 


  • Reinforces listening comprehension while introducing the concept of operas
  • Comes with a script of the story
  • Includes a downloadable mp3 file