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Byline: Trilby Davis TRIBUNE REPORTER
'Tis the time of year, when visions of sweets begin to dance in our heads.
But one of the most famous houses of sweets comes to life when Opera Southwest performs its version of Engelbert Humperdinck's 1893 opera "Hansel & Gretel."
In the operatic version, Humper-dinck's composition was written for adults, says Justine Opel, director and general manager. But Opera Southwest has shortened it to 65 minutes and made the witch silly rather than frightening to appeal to all ages. While it appeals to children, all of the major characters are played by adults.
"It's very accessible to young children and very …