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Hansel and GretelNew production

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Leeds Grand TheatreLeeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, LS1 6NZ, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
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Humperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921)Hänsel und Gretel (Sung in English)Libretto by Adelheid Wette
Performers
Opera North
Christoph AltstaedtConductor
Edward DickDirector
Giles CadleSet Designer
Christina CunninghamCostume Designer
Stephen GaddBaritonePeter / Father
Susan BullockSopranoGertrude / Mother , Witch
Katie BrayMezzo-sopranoHänsel
Fflur WynSopranoGretel
Amy FrestonSopranoDew Fairy
Louise CollettMezzo-sopranoSandman
Orchestra of Opera North
Chorus of Opera North

A classic fairy tale, told by the music of Humperdinck and explored in an inventive new production by Edward Dick.

Perhaps the most popular operatic fairy tale of them all, Hansel and Gretelis also one of the darkest. From a poor home in which hunger is an ever-present threat, brother and sister 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.

In the dizzying excitement of the Witch’s Ride and the serene beauty of the children’s evening prayer, Humperdinck’s music magically evokes the contrasting worlds of the story, whilst this contemporary take on a classic story reveals the perils of growing up!

Sung in English with English titles

Katie Bray (Hansel) and Fflur Wyn (Gretel) © Robert Workman
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