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

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