Philip Langridge as the Witch in "Hansel and Gretel". Photo:  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera“It’s no spoiler to reveal that, at the end of Hansel and Gretel, the kids defeat the witch. In the Met’s production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, the singers of the title roles steal the show, as well.” [NY POST]

By the way, our JJ isn’t the only one to glimpse a similarity between the Witch and Susan Boyle. (Though La Cieca, as she so often is, was six months ahead of the curve).