Hansel and Gretel

We’re currently looking for singers aged 11 – 21 to take part in our new production of Hansel and Gretel. Activities will kick off in the Autumn of 2019, with performances planned for 21 and 22 March 2020.

More than a simple fairytale for children, Humperdinck created a wonderful, grand opera, one of the most popular pieces in opera houses all over the world. Fortunately for us, he also wrote a simpler version, which is perfect for us. It’s full of lovely, singable music, and includes plenty of challenges for those who want to develop their musical and dramatic ability.

We’ve worked our CYO magic on the score, created our own libretto and ensured that there are opportunities for everybody to enjoy taking part in one of opera’s most iconic works. Roles include Hansel and Gretel, their parents, a terrifying Witch. numerous magical characters and a full chorus.

This production will provide opportunities for singers age 11 – 21, as well as a full production team, including stage managers, set builders, costume makers and lighting techinicians.

Image ‘Hansel and Gretel in the Forest’ by kind permission of Charlotte Steel