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.
- Buy your tickets for Hansel & Gretel online
- Call the box office on 0844 871 7647
- Get them from the Theatre Royal or Kings Theatre box office up to 1 hr before the performance