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Work: Hänsel und Gretel

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ComposerHumperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921)
PeriodRomantic
Year1893
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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TorontoHänsel und GretelNew production

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Johannes Debus; Joel Ivany; Canadian Opera Company; S. Katy Tucker; Ming Wong; Emily Fons; Simone Osborne

Cape TownHumperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Cape Town Opera; Ané Pretorius; Brittany Smith; Jenni Bank

MannheimHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Mark Rohde; Wolfgang Blum; Nationaltheater Mannheim; Herbert Stahl; Shahar Lavi; Cornelia Zink

DüsseldorfHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Marie Jacquot; Andreas Meyer-Hanno; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Gerda Zientek; Inge Diettrich; Anna Harvey

DublinHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Richard Peirson; Muireann Ahern; Irish National Opera; Jamie Vartan; Raphaela Mangan; Amy Ní Fhearraigh
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Into the Woods: Hansel and Gretel at Grange Park Opera

Soraya Mafi (Gretel) and Caitlin Hulcup (Hansel) © Richard Hubert Smith
Darkness sits alongside comedy in a new production of Humperdinck's delicious children's opera.
***11
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A lip-smacking Hansel and Gretel at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Rachel Kelly (Hansel) and Susanna Hurrell (Gretel) © Johan Persson
Mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly and soprano Susanna Hurrell were the eponymous pair and, my, how they chewed the scenery.
****1
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A classic executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
Designer/director Antony McDonald treads a perfectly weighted path between light and dark of the fairytale; conductor Sebastian Weigle cooks up a Wagnerian storm; Michaela Schuster steals the show. A treat.
****1
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Hansel and Gretel reloaded in Zurich

Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel has appeal for all ages, but Robert Carsen’s production is a different take on the beloved fairy tale.
***11
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Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Susan Graham had all the fun every mezzo-soprano witch, who can sing the role and disguise herself – when necessary – to look the part, deserves. 
****1
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