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Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

A classic fairytale executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel at the Royal Opera

By , 13 December 2018
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Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

Mom’s a hooker, Santa’s the witch: Hansel and Gretel reloaded in Zurich

By , 18 November 2018
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Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

By , 17 November 2018
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Alexander Shelley © Thomas Dagg
London

Fantasy and dreams from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 04 March 2018
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Zsolt Haja (Father), Helga Nánási (Gretel), Gabriella Balga (Hänsel) and Atala Schöck (Mother) © Valter Berecz | Hungarian State Opera
Budapest

Garbage bins and shopping trolleys: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel in Budapest

By , 09 December 2017
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Katrin Wundsam (Hänsel) and Elsa Dreisig (Gretel) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Sweet nothings: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 08 December 2017
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Philadelphia

German fairy-tales and knights: Runnicles conducts Humperdinck and Wagner

By , 30 November 2017
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Anna-Doris Capitelli (Hänsel) and Francesca Manzo (Gretel) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Bechtolf applies a touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel at La Scala

By , 06 September 2017
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Katie Bray (Hansel) and Fflur Wyn (Gretel) © Robert Workman
Leeds

A real feast: Opera North's witty and perceptive Hansel and Gretel

By , 02 February 2017
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Taylor Pardell (Gretel) and Pascale Spinney (Hansel) © Tim Matheson
Vancouver

Into the Woods: Vancouver Opera's new Hansel and Gretel

By , 29 November 2016
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John Easterlin (The Witch) © Jacob Lucas
Seattle

Hansel and Gretel at Seattle Opera: Laurent Pelly's cautionary fairy-tale

By , 15 October 2016
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Alpesh Chauhan conducts the CBSO © operaomnia.co.uk
Birmingham

Bold Bruckner and shimmering Strauss as Chauhan conducts the CBSO

By , 06 October 2016
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Viktorija Bakan (Gretel) and Jake Arditti (Hänsel) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Out of the Woods: an urban Hänsel und Gretel at the Kammeroper

By , 14 May 2016
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Hendrickje van Kerckhove (The Sandman) © Marco Borggreve | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Hänsel und Gretel from the favela both delights and disturbs

By , 03 December 2015
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Spellbinding fairytales from Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO

By , 03 December 2015
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Annalisa Stroppa (Hänsel) and Regula Mühlemann (Gretel) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

Humperdinck's bright Hänsel und Gretel in Turin

By , 06 May 2015
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Michaela Kapustová (Hansel) a Jana Sibera (Gretel) © Irena Vodáková
Prague

A three-ring Hänsel und Gretel in Prague

By , 23 April 2015
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© Robert Workman
Cardiff

An evening of starvation and gluttony with Welsh National Opera's Hansel and Gretel

By , 21 February 2015
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Rory Macdonald © Benjamin Ealovega
Brighton

Rory Macdonald's LPO debut: confident, intelligent and commanding

By , 17 January 2015
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Christine Rice (Hänsel) and Aleksandra Kurzak (Gretel) © Cory Weaver | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Hansel and Gretel at The Met: Richard Jones' sinister fairy tale production

By , 18 December 2014
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© Bettina Stöß (2008)
Berlin

Youthful Berlin audience relishes Humperdinck's fairy tale opera

By , 16 December 2014
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Tara Erraught (Hänsel) and Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Gretel) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A nightmare-inducing Hänsel und Gretel in Munich

By , 25 November 2014
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Poole

St Aldhelm's Orchestra brings rare Bruckner to Branksome

By , 16 December 2013
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Susan Bickley as the Witch  ©  Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

An enchanting Hänsel und Gretel at Garsington Opera

By , 23 June 2013
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Susan Graham  © Dario Acosta; Renée Fleming © Jonathan Tichler
Los Angeles

Susan Graham and Renée Fleming stunning at Disney Hall

By , 19 January 2013
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Jill Grove in Hansel and Gretel  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

From fairy-tale to Freudian tale: Hansel and Gretel in Chicago

By , 16 December 2012
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Anna Leese  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Auckland

Festive fare from the Auckland Philharmonia

By , 15 December 2012
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Anja-Nina Bahrmann (Gretel), Kurt Schreibmayer (Knusperhexe)  ©  Barbara Pálffy/Volksoper Wien
Vienna

Hänsel und Gretel in a classic Volksoper production

By , 09 December 2012
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Gretel (Ailish Tynan) with The Witch (Leah-Marian Jones),  ©  Richard Campbell
Glasgow

A Traditional Hänsel and Gretel from Scottish Opera

By , 04 February 2012
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Rebecca Dale as Gretel and Katie Slater as Hansel, courtesy of Open Door Opera
London

Hansel and Gretel on the small stage

By , 29 December 2011
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Elin Fflur Pritchard as Gretel and Beth Mackay as Hansel  ©  RSAMD
Glasgow

The tale of Hansel and Gretel and the Soup Kitchen.

By , 25 June 2011
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Christine Rice as Hansel and Ailish Tynan as Gretel  ©  2010 The Royal Opera / Johan Persson
London

Hurrah! The Witch is Dead!

By , 29 December 2010
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Julia Grüter (Gretel) und Irina Maltseva (Hänsel) © Jutta Missbach
Nuremberg

Ambivalente Gefühle zwischen Wunderschönem und Schrecklichem: Hänsel und Gretel in Nürnberg

By , 02 December 2018
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Elsa Dreisig © Ólafur Steinar Gestsson
Berlin

Ein beeindruckendes Jubiläumskonzert mit zukünftigen Opernstars

By , 13 February 2018
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Kevin John Edusei und die Münchner Symphoniker © Marco Borggreve
Munich

Nach uralter Tradition: Die Münchner Symphoniker im Brunnenhof

By , 01 July 2017
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Engelbert Humperdinck
Hannover

Ein traumhaft explosiver Hannoveraner Weihnachtsklassiker: Hänsel und Gretel

By , 27 December 2015
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Michael Hofstetter dirigiert das recreation - Großes Orchester Graz © Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

Vorweihnachtliche Märchenstunde im Grazer Stefaniensaal

By , 14 December 2015
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Ileana Tonca (Gretel) und Daniela Sindram (Hänsel) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Hänsel und Gretel an der Wiener Staatsoper - Ein Klangmärchen

By , 26 November 2015
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Elisabeth Sobotka © Christian Jungwirth | Bigshot
Graz

Grande Finale! Die Oper Graz blickt zurück

By , 21 June 2015
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Sylvia Schwartz (Gretel), Alice Coote (Hänsel), José Manuel Zapata (la bruja) © Javier del Real / Teatro Real
Madrid

Agradable digestión, regusto amargo: Hansel y Gretel en el Teatro Real

By , 27 January 2015
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© Julien Benhamou / Opéra de Paris
Paris

Hänsel und Gretel à l’Opéra de Paris : vous en reprendrez bien une part ?

By , 20 November 2014
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