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Hansel and Gretel

Regional Victoria Tour 2017
9 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017

An irresistible musical treat!

Nibble, nibble, munch; a gingerbread house with plenty of crunch. Chocolates and treats to tempt every desire, but will the consequences of enjoying them truly be dire?

Experience the wonder and excitement of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera of the timeless Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, though beware entering the woods where the Evil One lurks…

Staged with enchanting set and costumes, Victorian Opera brings this treasured story from the page to the stage in a beloved operatic rendition. This 55-minute production will be sung in its original German language with English scene descriptors, and will feature beautiful singing and live orchestral music.

Hansel and Gretel is ideal for primary students and aligns perfectly with curriculum priorities: drama, theatre, music, languages, creativity, English and storytelling. This production is supported by education resources and free pre-show incursion workshops.

Hansel and Gretel is a magical opera and the work of a master composer. A delectable story of good and evil, darkness and light, that will capture the imaginations of the young and young at heart.” – Richard Mills, Victorian Opera Artistic Director

Composer Engelbert Humperdinck
Librettist Adelheid Wette


Monday 9 October 10:30am, 1:00pm - Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura
Friday 13 October 10:30am, 1:30pm - The Capital, Bendigo
Friday 27 October 10:30am, 1:30pm - ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, Sale

Running time is 55 minutes with no interval.

Sung in its original German language with English scene descriptors.

Cast & Crew

Creative Team

Conductor Richard Mills AM
Director Elizabeth Hill
Set and Costume Designer Ross Hall
Lighting Designer Peter Darby


Hansel Shakira Dugan
Gretel Cleo Lee McGowan
Mother/Angel/Child Olivia Cranwell
Father/Angel/Child Nathan Lay
Sandman Timothy Reynolds
Dew Fairy Michelle McCarthy
Witch Carlos E. Barcenas
Angel/Child Stephen Marsh


Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Supported by

Victorian Opera Education Syndicate and the Victorian Government’s Major Victorian Regional Touring Program.