Hansel & Gretel

4th, 8th, 10th & 12th February 2012

Location:  Theatre Royal

Tickets:  £10 – £67 Buy tickets online

A wonderfully moving story of poverty, magic and triumph over adversity.

Based on the Grimm’s fairy tale, Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel is both wonderfully unsettling and moving, a story of poverty, magic and triumph over adversity.  Bill Bankes-Jones (Artistic Director of Tête à Tête) takes the opera back to its roots, revealing a macabre tale, with psychological depth, that’s full of enchantment.

Humperdinck’s rich score encompasses everything from luscious Wagnerian-inspired orchestration to touching tunes derived from traditional folk melodies.  Kai Rüütel, a recent graduate of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, sings Hansel, and Irish soprano Ailish Tynan is Gretel, fresh from singing the role at Covent Garden.  Leah-Marian Jones (Marcellina in 2010’s The Marriage of Figaro) is the Witch.