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...Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Producer Royal Opera House. Producer San Francisco Opera. Director Antony McDonald. Design Antony McDonald. Lighting Lucy Carter. Director Lucy Burge (movement). Design Ricardo Pardo (associate set designer).