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 German with English surtitlesPerformers Catherine Hooper (Hansel), Joana Seara (Gretel), Anne Mason (Gertrud/Witch), Donald Maxwell (Peter), Katherien Allen (Sandman), Pippa Goss (Dew Fairy).
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Producer Opera Holland Park. Conductor Peter Selwyn. Director Stephen Barlow. Design Paul Edwards. Choreographer David Greenall.