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    Hansel & Gretel

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    Join us for a night of magic and fun, where good meets evil in Engelbert Humperdinck's opera “Hansel and Gretel”, based on the timeless and treasured Brothers' Grimm Fairytale! It will be performed with talented associate pianist Jamie-Lee Xu, and conducted by up-and-coming, Ben Fan.

    TWO PERFORMANCES.

    Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April, 7:30pm
    Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney

    CAST.

    Hansel - Cassandra Doyle
    Gretel - Ariana Ricci
    Witch - Molly Ryan
    Mother - Amelia Bland
    Father - Matthew Gaskin
    Sandman - Sophie Blades
    Dew Fairy - Hannah Burton* (Grace Pfab covering Friday 28th**)

    "Hansel and Gretel" is a popular opera in three acts composed by Engelbert Humperdinck, with a libretto by his sister, Adelheid Wette. The opera premiered on December 23, 1893, at the Hoftheater in Weimar, Germany.
    The opera is based on the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, and follows the story of two young siblings, Hansel and Gretel, who are sent out into the woods by their mother to gather berries. Lost and alone, they come across a gingerbread house inhabited by a witch who intends to cook and eat them. Through their wits and courage, they manage to outsmart the witch and escape back to their home, where they are joyfully reunited with their father.
    The music of "Hansel and Gretel" is a mix of folk melodies, lush harmonies, and Wagnerian influences, and has become known for its charming and whimsical character


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