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Hansel and Gretel

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Hansel and Gretel try to forget their hunger with dance and song before their mother, annoyed by their light-heartedness, sends them into the forest to look for berries. There, brother and sister lose their way and, finally overcome by tiredness, they are brought to restful sleep by the sandman. 14 guardian angels accompany them through their dreams until night is over, when the dew fairy wakes the children up. Soon they arrive at a gingerbread house whose owner, a child-eating witch, imprisons the youngsters. With their life in mortal danger, Hansel and Gretel succeed in disposing of the witch. When the worried parents finally appear the gingerbread children have turned back to their human forms, and the triumph of good over evil is complete.


Fairy tale drama in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck. In German language.

Running time 2 hours 5 minutes

Premiere 09 Dec 2006

Next Performances / Casting

10 Dec 2014
07:00 pm - 09:05 pm
12 Dec 2014
07:00 pm - 09:05 pm
20 Dec 2014
02:00 pm - 04:05 pm
20 Dec 2014
07:00 pm - 09:05 pm
02 Jan 2015
07:00 pm - 09:05 pm

Musical Director: Mihkel Kütson
Staging: Katharina Thalbach
Bühnen-/Kostümbild: Ezio Toffolutti
Lighting Design: Jan Seeger
Choreography: Erica Trivett
Kinderchor: N.N.
Dramaturgy: Hans-Georg Wegner

Casting 12 Dec 2014

Hänsel: Christina Bock
Gretel: Nadja Mchantaf
Peter (Vater): Markus Marquardt
Gertrud (Mutter): Sabine Brohm
Hexe: Iris Vermillion
Sandmännchen: Larissa Wäspy
Taumännchen: Larissa Wäspy

Children's choir of the Saxon State Opera Dresden
Members of Sinfoniechor Dresden – Extrachor der Semperoper Dresden
Children of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
Dancer among the supernumeraries
Staatskapelle Dresden

With generous support of the foundation of Förderung der Semperoper

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Barbara Senator (Hänsel), Nadja Mchantaf (Gretel)| Hansel and Gretel     |© Matthias Creutziger

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