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... Running time: approx. 2hrs 10mins with one intervalPerformers Ailish Tynan (Gretel), Anna Grevelius (Hansel), Adrian Thompson (The Witch), Ashley Holland (Peter), Miriam Murphy (The Mother).
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Company Welsh National Opera. Company Lyric Opera Chicago. Conductor Lothar Koenigs. Director Richard Jones. Design John Macfarlane. Lighting Jennifer Tipton. Choreographer Linda Dobell (original choreographer).