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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, new production. Winner of 2000 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.Performers Imelda Drumm (Hansel), Linda Kitchen (Gretel), Nigel Robson (Witch), Mary Lloyd-Davies (Mother), Robert Poulton (Peter), Mary-Louise Aitken.
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Wladimir Jurowski. Design John MacFarlane. Lighting Jennifer Tipton. Choreographer Linda Dobell.
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