Overview


Synopsis

Hänsel und Gretel is a fairy tale opera that follows two young siblings, Hänsel and Gretel, as they get lost in the forest after being chased out of the house for bothering their mother. In their quest to pick and gather strawberries, the children become lost in the woods, reknown for being the home to an evil Witch who eats children. After meeting some other magical characters, the children come across a delicious gingerbread house, where a kind old woman lives. They are invited inside to enjoy a smorgasbord of sweets and treats, only to discover that their host is the evil Witch. She puts a spell on the children, making them eat until their are plump so that she can cook them to perfection. The children manage to conquer the Witch, and their parents find them, all celebrating their freedom.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1893
Settings
Simple/No Set, Spectacle, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
germany- no specific time or place
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
None
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes child, adult, mature adult, young adult, early teen, late teen characters

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