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 English with English and Welsh surtitles.Performers Rebecca Evans, Mary Lloyd Davies, Joanne Boag.
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Company Welsh National Opera. Company Lyric Opera of Chicago. Director Benjamin Davis (revival). Director Richard Jones (original). Design John MacFarlane. Lighting Jennifer Tipton.