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Work: Hänsel und Gretel

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ComposerHumperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistAdelheid Wette
Year1893
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Cape TownHumperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

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

BerlinHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Thomas Guggeis; Achim Freyer; Staatsoper Berlin; Petra Weikert; Katrin Wundsam; Natalia Skrycka

Frankfurt am MainHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Michael Sanderling; Keith Warner; Oper Frankfurt; Jason Southgate; Julia Müer; Bianca Andrew; Judita Nagyová

LeipzigHänsel und Gretel

© Kirsten Nijhof
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Ulf Schirmer; Birgit Eckenweber; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Alexander J Mudlagk; Sandra Janke

DresdenHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Katharina Thalbach; Dresden State Opera
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A humorous and entertaining Hansel and Gretel in Dublin

Raymond Keane (Night Watchman), Raphaela Mangan, Miriam Murphy, Ben McAteer, Amy Ní Fhearraigh © Patrick Redmond
A humorous and clever take on Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Good singing and acting in directors, Ahern and Lovett's interesting production. 
***11
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COC's visually arresting Hänsel und Gretel brimming with ideas

Simone Osborne (Gretel), Emily Fons (Hänsel) and Michael Colvin (Witch) © Michael Cooper
Leaving unresolved loose ends aside and viewed from a child’s perspective, Joel Ivany’s new Hänsel und Gretel at the Canadian Opera Company it’s a fun night at the opera.
***11
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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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