Hansel and Gretel

19 Nov 2023

The classic fairy tale opera

Hampstead Garden Opera (HGO), north London’s award-winning opera company, presents a fully-staged production, with orchestra and fabulous young opera singers and children, of Humperdinck’s timeless and enchanting fairy tale opera.

When Mother sends out the naughty Hänsel and Gretel to gather berries in the woods, the wicked Nibble-Witch somehow slips her mind. Fortunately, the care of the Sandman and the Dew Fairy, and the children’s own ingenuity, enable them to survive the woods, overthrow the Witch and free the children she has changed to gingerbread…..

Sung in the original German, with full English surtitles. HGO is delighted to have as production director Jeanne Pansard-Besson, and as music director Thomas Payne. As always our casts are tomorrow’s opera stars, and we are thrilled to have local children as the chorus of Gingerbread Children.

The production is suitable for all ages.

Tickets are available for young people aged 5-15 for £12 across all performances. All children must be accompanied by a full-ticket paying adult. (maximum 2 children per accompanying adult)

Tickets are available for under 25s and full-time students for £15 for the performances on the 12, 15, 16, and 17 November.

Download a copy of the digital programme for this performance here.


Show Dates
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Please be aware that this performance contains use of:

Haze effects
Strobe and flashing lights

For more information on this, or any other concerns about the performance, please contact our team and we do our best to help.