The Metropolitan Opera: Coming to a theater near you

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | 4:02 p.m. CST; updated 6:29 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — On Christmas Day in 1931, NBC radio broadcast a Metropolitan Opera performance of “Hansel und Gretel,” Humperdinck’s spin on the dark tale of two lost children taken in by a witch living in a gingerbread house.