Hänsel und Gretel – 2009 Season

Engelbert Humperdinck

Opera in three acts

Libretto by Adelheid Wette after the Brothers Grimm fairytale of the same name Sung in German with English surtitles

First performed 23 December 1893, Hoftheater, Weimar

With the City of London Sinfonia and New London Children’s Choir

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


2009 Performances on June 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19


Conductor Peter Selwyn

Director Stephen Barlow

Designer Paul Edwards

Lighting Designer Peter Mumford

Choreographer David Greenall

Associate Lighting Designer William Reynolds

Language Coach Norbert Meyn

Costume Supervisor Chrissy Maddison

Répétiteur Stuart Wild

Stage Manager Rebecca Maltby

Deputy Stage Manager Kate Astbury

Assistant Stage Manager Kirk Woodley



Hänsel Catherine Hopper

Gretel Joana Seara

Mother/Witch Anne Mason

Father Donald Maxwell

Sandman Katherine Allen

Dew Fairy Pippa Goss

Echoes Mary Burman, Anna Flannagan, Sarahjane King, Joanna Tomlinson


Childrens Chorus

Courtesy of New London Children’s Choir