Hansel and Gretel
Wed 15 Mar
Sat 18 Mar 2017
Discover the enchanting world of Hansel and Gretel with this brand new condensed version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s bewitching masterpiece. Performed by a team of professional singers and actors, journey through the woods and gorge yourself on the exciting twists and turns of the plot as you meet the characters along the way – just beware of the evil witch, and don’t stray too far from your tour guide – you never know what trickery you may encounter along the way...
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★★★★ ‘screen-savvy kids summon a Blair Witch fairytale’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘mingles magic with menace… goes right to the vulnerable heart of a piece about childhood and deprivation’ The Stage
★★★★ “After its triumphant Ring cycle, Opera North’s orchestra is undaunted by the score’s ascents into Wagnerian grandeur, and Christopher Altstaedt conducts the homelier passages lovingly” The Sunday Telegraph
“Hansel and Gretel is one of the finest Opera North productions I have seen, blending magic, comedy and horror to great effect” British Theatre Guide
Age guidance: 7+ | Sung in English with English titles
Running time: Act 1: 1h, Interval 20m Act 2: 45m. Total Running Time: 2h 5m
Please note, Hansel and Gretel contains live moving projections as well as some flickering images for 3 minutes (approx. 46 minutes into Part 1). After the interval there is a loud explosion at 43 minutes.
Schools Matinee, Workshops & Resource Pack Available
Thursday 16th 11am: £6 per ticket. Enhance your students visit to the opera with our preparatory workshop: £550 full day (includes tickets) / £400 half day (includes tickets). Teachers can download a free resource pack aimed at KS2 - 4 students.
Multi-buy offers available
Opera North will also present Cinderella (La Cenerentola) and The Snow Maiden. Book 2 Shows and get 25% off the second, Book 3 Shows and get 50% off the third - call Box Office on 028 9024 1919 to avail.
Friends of the Grand Opera House can avail of 2 for 1 tickets on Wed 15th March (2 tickets max). For details of our friends scheme click here.
Signed Performance Wed 15 March, 7.00pm
Audio Described Performance Sat 18 March, 7.00pm