Special event Past event Saturday, 18 November 2017 – Sunday, 19 November 2017

Opera Season - Pop up Opera presents Hansel & Gretel

As part of the wider program around our Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition, come to experience what is perhaps the most popular operatic fairy tale of them all, magical and dark…

  • Saturday, 18 – Sunday, 19 November 2017

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £20.00

Past Event
Opera Season - Pop up Opera presents Hansel & Gretel photo

Brother and sister Hansel & Gretel are drawn into the idyllic yet dangerous world of the forest, where they encounter the Sandman, the Dew Fairy and, most frightening of all, the Witch.

In the dizzying excitement of the Witch’s Ride and the serene beauty of the children’s evening prayer, Humperdinck’s music magically evokes the contrasting worlds of the story. A story that will enchant and thrill.

Pop-Up Opera is an innovative touring opera company which aims to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making it intimate and engaging. The company aims to reach those who are hesitant about opera, as well as dedicated opera lovers.

“This is entertainment at its best…high calibre” The Minack Theatre, Hansel & Gretel

Piano provided by Markson Pianos