About the Event
The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Engelbert Humperdinck's 'Hänsel und Gretel', one of the most popular operas for the entire family for over a hundred years.
Andreas Homoki and set designer Wolfgang Gussmann tell the story of Hänsel und Gretel so that children can enjoy it. Children as young as eight will thrill to Humperdinck's fairytale, in which Good triumphs over Evil, and Hansel and Gretel, by virtue of their courage and ingenuity, liberate not only themselves but also all the other children, who have been transformed into gingerbread by the witch.
In German, with German and English surtitles.
- Engelbert Humperdinck – Hänsel und Gretel, Fairy tale opera in three scenes (1893)
- -not set- – Libretto by Adelheid Wette
Cast / Production
Peter, broom‐maker — Samuel Dale Johnson, Joel Allison (23.12.2023 | 30.12.2023)
Gertrud, his wife — Ulrike Helzel, Maria Motolygina (23.12.2023 | 30.12.2023)
Hänsel — Irene Roberts, Karis Tucker (23.12.2023 | 30.12.2023)
Gretel — Meechot Marrero, Lexi Hutton (23.12.2023 | 30.12.2023)
Witch — Burkhard Ulrich, Patrick Cook (23.12.2023 | 30.12.2023)
the sandman/the dew fairy — Sua Jo
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin is the biggest opera house in the German capital, and a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation established in the early 1900s. The original building was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually replaced, and the new theater opened in 1961 - six weeks after construction began on the Berlin Wall. Serving West Berlin, its sober, linear design avoids anything that might distract vistiors from the performance. The repertoire of the theater focuses on the great classics such as Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, but frequently presents contemporary opera as well. The Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has been named 'Chorus of the Year' many times for its outstanding performances.