Hansel & Gretel
About Hansel & Gretel
Even if you've experienced "Hansel & Gretel" before, you’ve never seen it like this. Canadian director Joel Ivany — founder of acclaimed indie opera company Against the Grain Theatre — puts a new spin on this winter favourite with innovative digital storytelling and video projections that usher this classic into a new, modern era.
Hansel & Gretel’s music combines nursery rhymes with rustic folk tunes, making it an accessible first opera for children and adults alike. Yet it’s also layered with orchestral complexity inspired by Richard Wagner, the German composer who revolutionized opera in the 19th century.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
2hr 15min (Inc. Intermission)