Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel )

Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel )

Opera


Overview


Synopsis

After Hansel and Gretel's mother hits her children and breaks the last bottle of milk, she sends the children out to the forest to collect strawberries, even though it is night. Unfortunately, the children get lost and fall asleep in the forest. The next day, they happen upon a house made of cake and sugar. They start eating the house and are kidnapped by the wicked witch. The witch casts a spell, which prevents the children from leaving. Soon, before the Witch can put Hansel and Gretel into the oven so they can be eaten, Gretel is able to break the spell and eventually push the witch into the oven.


Characters

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, mature adult, child, early teen, late teen, young adult, elderly characters