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Perhaps the best-loved operatic fairy tale of them all, Hansel and Gretel is also one of the darkest
Opera North: Hansel and Gretel

Opera North: Hansel and Gretel

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Hansel and Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck

Perhaps the best-loved operatic fairy tale of them all, Hansel and Gretel is also one of the darkest. From a poor family to whom hunger is an ever-present threat, the siblings escape to the world of the forest, both idyllic and dangerous. There, they encounter supernatural forces such as the Sandman, the Dew Fairy and, most frightening of all, the Witch. Featuring some of Humperdinck’s most enchanting music, Hansel and Gretel is the perfect treat.

Sung in English with English titles


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Important Information

Please note, Hansel and Gretel contains live moving projections as well as some flickering images for 3 minutes (approx. 46 minutes into Part 1). After the interval there is a loud explosion at 43 minutes.

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Venue: Theatre Royal

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‘mingles magic with menace… goes right to the vulnerable heart of a piece about childhood and deprivation’

The Stage

“After its triumphant Ring cycle, Opera North’s orchestra is undaunted by the score’s ascents into Wagnerian grandeur, and Christopher Altstaedt conducts the homelier passages lovingly”

Sunday Telegraph

“Hansel and Gretel is one of the finest Opera North productions I have seen, blending magic, comedy and horror to great effect”

British Theatre Guide