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