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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. Co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago. Running time approx 3hrs 05mins.Performers Anna Burford (Hansel), Linda Kitchen (Gretel), Peter Hoare (The Witch), Anne-Marie Owens (The Mother), David Kempster (Peter), Anna Ryberg (The Sandman/Dew Fairy).
Music Humperdink. Lyrics Adelheid Wette. Corporate Sponsor Coutts. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Alexander Polianichko. Director Richard Jones. Director Annilese Miskimmon (revival director). Design John Macfarlane. Lighting Jennifer Tipton. Director Linda Dobell (assistant). Choreographer Linda Dobell.
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