Hansel and Gretel educator materials

MUSIC BY ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

 

Enter a magical forest where the trees are older than time, fairies lurk in the shadows, and a house of candy sits alone amidst the trees. Experience this cherished musical fairy tale in a charming new co-production with London’s Royal Opera.


Synopsis

 

Two impoverished children enter a dark forest looking for food only to find themselves facing a sinister threat.

 

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educator materials

hansel & Gretel specific Sample Lesson Plans

  • English Language Learners (3+): Hansel & Gretel Vocab
  • Elementary School (3-5): Maps
  • Elementary School (3-5): Game of Tag
  • Elementary School (3-5): Witches, Fairies, and Sandman
  • Middle School (6+): Fairytale vs. Opera

CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Hansel Sasha Cooke
Gretel Heidi Stober
The Witch Robert Brubaker
Gertrude Michaela Martens
Peter Alfred Walker
CREATIVE
Conductor Christopher Franklin
Director & Production Designer Antony McDonald *
Associate Designer Ricardo Pardo *
Lighting Designer Lucy Carter *
Revival Lighting Designer Neill Brinkworth *
Choreographer Lucy Burge *
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Grey Block

THE BUZZ

“It could yet be the show that gives your little opera buffs-in-training a treat they’re going to want to come back to. Directed and designed by Antony McDonald, the picture-perfect sets look enchanting.”
The Times

“The American soprano Heidi Stober sang with rock-solid security and diamantine sparkle.”
The Telegraph

Sasha Cooke “is a singer who defies the canon.”
Opera News