Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch.
Laura Wilde © Kelly Kruse 2 Photo: Kelly Kruse

Hansel & Gretel

RSNO / Sir Andrew Davis

A stunning international cast tell this bewitching fairy tale in a concert performance of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera.

The greatest operatic fairy tale of them all - magical, dark and bewitching – on the perils of growing up. A story to captivate and delight children and to enchant and enthral grown-ups too.

Based on the Grimm Brothers’ celebrated tale, Engelbert Humperdinck’s opulent opera brings together unforgettable melodies that have all the innocence of childhood, rich Wagnerian splendours and dazzling orchestral colours. 

Among the stunning international cast are golden-toned mezzo soprano Elizabeth DeShong and sparkling soprano Laura Wilde in the title roles. Internationally renowned opera conductor Sir Andrew Davis directs the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Join the Facebook event

Concert performance
Sung in German with English supertitles

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

NYCoS National Girls Choir
Christopher Bell Chorus Director

Elizabeth DeShong Hänsel
Laura Wilde Gretel
Okka von der Damerau Mother
Tomasz Konieczny Father
Thomas Blondelle Witch
Emily Birsan Sandman / Dew Fairy

Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel

More information about some of the artists:

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Sir Andrew Davis
Website | Facebook

NYCoS National Girls Choir 

Christopher Bell

Elizabeth DeShong
Website | Facebook | Twitter

Laura Wilde

15 August 2018

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme is now available to browse and book. Visit What's On to see the programme

You might also be interested in

Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 5

The fifth in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Richard Egarr and Diego Ares.

20 August 2019


Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

The fourth and final opera in the Ring cycle is its grandest, as the gods themselves face their doom. 

25 August 2019

Bach’s Multiple Concertos

The International Festival’s six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete keyboard concertos comes to a spectacular conclusion in The Queen’s Hall.

22 August 2019

Elgar's The Kingdom

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder

A much-admired International Festival partnership return with one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements.

18 August 2019