Austin Opera is excited about the next installment of the Sarah & Ernest Butler Performance Series in partnership with Houston Grand Opera! This is a free online performance.

What: On Friday, May 28, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) and Austin Opera will release Hansel and Gretel on HGO Digital. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers calls Engelbert Humperdinck’s darkly enchanting classic, based on the fairy tale, one of the greatest and most beautiful operas ever written. This new version created for HGO’s digital studio—conducted by Maestro Summers and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz—will allow audiences to experience the work as never before, with live performances integrated with original animated settings by award-winning visual artist Hannah Wasileski. Exclusively featuring past and present members of the HGO Studio, the digital production will add new layers of storytelling and visual theatrics to this gorgeous opera.

Hansel and Gretel will be available to stream for free on HGO Digital for one month following release.

When: Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. CT

Where: Stream for free on your computer, tablet, or smartphone by logging into or

Or stream on your television by accessing the Marquee TV app using your Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or other device.

Friday, May 28th @ 7:30 PM

Find out more here!