|The cast of Hansel and Gretel take a bow|
|Erraught and Oropesa, photo @ Marty Sohl|
|Siegel and Oropesa, photo @ Marty Sohl|
|Children dreaming of food, glorious food, photo @ Marty Sohl|
So if you are in New York, consider going to this revival of Hansel and Gretel. It's not just a holiday confection. It's a full meal's worth of opera. Performances run through January 6.
Here's a delightful clip the Met posted on its youtube channel:
|Gomes as Widow Simone|
So I look for good news, something to show that good things still happen in this world, and I found it -- this emotional reunion of Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas. Basketball fans know about their long, painful estrangement and all the reasons. But to see the two of them reconcile warms the heart. Just see the way Isiah cries into his face when Magic apologizes for hurting him -- that's love. Happy Holidays and may 2018 be a better year for all.