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 GermanPerformers Claudia Huckle (Hansel), anna Devin (Gretel), William Dazeley (Father/Peter), Yvonne Howard (Mother/Gertrud), Sophie Junker (Sandman), Ruth Jenkins (Dew Fairy), Susan Bickley (Witch).
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Company Garsington Opera. Company Garsington Opera Orchestra and Children's Chorus. Conductor Martin Andre. Director Olivia Fuchs. Design Niki Turner.