When their Mother sends Hansel and Gretel out of the house to look for food, the children quickly find themselves lost in the depths of a dark forest. Finally, almost starving, they find a house made of bread, cakes and sweets. No one's about; in their relief they begin to eat. However, the house is inhabited by a Witch, who hunts children to turn into gingerbread. She captures Hansel and Gretel, and begins to fatten them up, ready for the oven... Sung in EnglishPerformers Rachel Kelly (Hansel - some dates), Heather Lowe (Hansel - some dates), Susanna Hurrell (Gretel - some dates), Elizabeth Karani (Gretel - some dates), Rosie Aldridge (Mother - some dates), Gweneth Ann Rand (Mother - some dates), Duncan Rock (Father - some dates), Ben McAteer (Father - some dates), Alasdair Elliott (Witch - some dates), John Findon (Father - some dates), Gillian Keith (Sandman), He Wu (Dew Fairy).
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Producer Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Producer English National Opera. Translation David Pountney. Conductor Ben Glassberg. Director Timothy Sheader. Design Peter McKintosh. Director Lizzi Gee (movement director). Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Sound Nick Lidster (for Autograph).