Well-known, well-loved – a popular favorite: the
best of all story-book operas! Parents in poverty – children in mortal peril! Gingerbread house, evening prayer, the witch riding her broomstick! The classic of the Christmas season – between folk song and chorale. The first opera for the kids – a beloved work for the young at heart, and – a musical quiz for Wagnerians. Anyone who underestimates this work is making a big mistake!