Hänsel und Gretel

Music Engelbert Humperdinck

27. December 2019
Friday
19.00 - 21.15
1 intermission
27. December 2019
Friday
19.00 - 21.15
1 intermission
30. December 2019
Monday
19.00 - 21.15
1 intermission
02. January 2020
Thursday
19.00 - 21.15
1 intermission
05. January 2020
Sunday
16.00 - 18.15
1 intermission
02. January 2021
Saturday
1 intermission
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Cast 27.12.2019

Conductor Tomáš Hanus
Director Adrian Noble
Set and costume design Anthony Ward
Lighting Design Jean Kalman
Choreography Denni Sayers
Video Andrzej Goulding
Peter Besenbinder Boaz Daniel
Gertrud Stephanie Houtzeel
Hänsel Margaret Plummer
Gretel Andrea Carroll
Knusperhexe Monika Bohinec

Details

Since its premiere in 1893, Engelbert Humperdinck's fairytale opera »Hansel and Gretel« has awakened a passion for music theatre in generations of children. Even his great contemporaries – such as Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler or Johannes Brahms – were delighted by this work. It is the successful combination of seemingly folkloric simplicity and the complex musical language of Wagner’s direct successor, of simple melody and artful orchestration, and of socio-critical realism and atmospheric magic that makes the music to the Brothers Grimm’s famous story so captivating. And so the Vienna State Opera's production speaks to both children and adults alike, leading through wondrous projections of a magic lantern into the middle of the fairytale storyline.