Hänsel und Gretel

by Engelbert Humperdinck
Premiere 25. november 2018

About

Composer Engelbert Humperdinck   Libretto Adelheid Wette   Language Icelandic   Acts 3   Duration 100 minutes   Breaks 1

Engelbert Humberdinck´s fary-tale opera Hansel and Gretel is based on the Grimm brothers   "Hansel and Gretel" and was composed to a libretto by the composer´s sister Adelheid Wette and was firstly composed as a play for the children in the family to perform. It turned out as a full-scale opera and was premiered in Weimar in December 1893 and has been performed near Christmastime ever since.

Music Director is Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Stage director is Þórunn Sigþórsdóttir, Eva Berger is the stage designer and María Th. Ólafsdóttir designs the costumes.

Performers

Hans – Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir

Greta – Jóna Kolbrúnardóttir

The mother (Geirþrúður) – Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir

The father (Pétur) – Oddur A. Jónsson

The witch– Dóra Steinunn Ármannsdóttir

Óli Lokbrá – Kristín Mantyla

Graduale choir of Langholtskirkja

Orchestra of the Icelandic Opera


Artistic directors

Music Director
Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Stage Director
Þórunn Sigþórsdóttir
Set Designer
Eva Signý Berger
Costume Designer
María Th. Ólafsdóttir