Hänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel: Tara Erraught (Hänsel), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Gretel) Hänsel und Gretel: Tara Erraught (Hänsel), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Gretel)
Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette

Fairy Tale Opera in three pictures
Since its first performance in 1893, Humperdinck's most famous opera Hansel and Gretel has remained constantly popular, becoming over the generations almost synonymous with the first family visit to the opera. "Brother come and dance with me!“ – "Susie, dear Susie" – a dancing brother and sister, the Dew Fairy and the Sandman, the Witch and the parents: a collection of all the fairy tale elements of the 19th century. And yet this is also a tale of hardship, hunger and the desire for abundance with a clear moral: "When the need is greatest, God the Lord puts out His hand!“

And, in Richard Jones' opulent, brilliant setting, it's a real must!

In German with

Ausstattungspartner der Bayerischen Staatsoper


Première on Sunday, 24 March 2013
7.00 p.m. - app. 9.25 p.m.
Playing time: 2 hours 25 minutes (1 intermission)
6.15 p.m. : Introductory event for Children
Prices L
Performance for family
Open ticket sales and subscription
Reduced prices for the Program Young Audience

Musikalische Leitung TomᚠHanus
Inszenierung Richard Jones
Bühne und Kostüme John Macfarlane
Neueinstudierung Benjamin Davis
Lichtkonzept Jennifer Tipton
Licht Michael Bauer
Choreographie Linda Dobell
Einstudierung Choreographie Anjali Mehra
Einstudierung Kinderchor Stellario Fagone

Peter, Besenbinder Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester
Gertrud Janina Baechle
Hänsel Tara Erraught
Gretel Hanna-Elisabeth Müller
Die Knusperhexe Rainer Trost
Sandmännchen / Echo IV Yulia Sokolik
Taumännchen / Echo II Golda Schultz
Echo I Iulia Maria Dan
Echo III Agnes Preis
Echo V Silvia Hauer

The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Children's Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera