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 supertitles. Supported by Jon and Julia Aisbitt.Performers Bernarda Bobro (Hansel), Elizabeth Deshong (Gretel), Miranda Keys (Mother), Klaus Kuttler (Father), Sally Burgess (Witch), Eliana Pertorian (Dew Fairy), Jennifer Holloway, Adriana Kucerova, Irmgard Vilsmaier, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Amy Freston, Malin Christensson.
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Company Glyndebourne Opera. Conductor Robin Ticciati. Director Laurent Pelly. Director Stephane Marlot (revival director). Design Barbara de Limburg Stirum. Costume Laurent Pelly. Lighting Joel Adam. Company Glyndebourne on Tour Orchestra. Company Glyndebourne Chorus.