Hansel and Gretel - Royal Opera House 2023

Hansel and Gretel Tickets – Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, London
Booking to 7 January 2024
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A much-loved treat for all the family, Hansel and Gretel returns to the Royal Opera House this Christmas.

Sung in English, this family opera is Antony McDonald’s exquisite production of Humperdinck’s fairytale masterpiece.

A talented cast includes Anna Stéphany and Hanna Hipp (Hansel) and Anna Devin and Lauren Fagan (Gretel) under conductor Mark Wigglesworth.

This gorgeous opera is the perfect treat for families and opera newcomers.

Hansel and Gretel is playing at the Royal Opera House in London from 16 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.

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What's the story of Hansel and Gretel - Royal Opera House?

Siblings Hansel and Gretel neglect their chores and decide to play games instead. Their mother returns and scolds them, accidentally breaking the jug of milk needed for dinner. She sends the children off to the forest to find strawberries. When their father returns home, he is concerned the children may be in danger from a witch who lives in the forest. The children play in the wood, but become lost. They fall asleep, watched over by the creatures of the forest.

The next morning, they discover a house made of cake: it is where the Witch lives! She tricks them inside and uses magic to trap Hansel. With Gretel’s help Hansel is freed and they in turn trick the Witch, who comes to a sticky end. As the Witch’s powers of enchantment are lifted, all the children trapped by the Witch are freed, and Hansel and Gretel are reunited with their parents.

Who is in the cast of Hansel and Gretel - Royal Opera House?

The cast includes Anna Stéphany and Hanna Hipp playing Hansel, and Anna Devin and Lauren Fagan playing Gretel, and the Royal Opera House company.

Who are the creative team of Hansel and Gretel - Royal Opera House?

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck, Libretto by Adelheid Wette

Directed by Antony McDonald, Conductor Mark Wigglesworth

Designed by Antony McDonald; Lighting designer Lucy Carter; Movement Director Lucy Burge; Translation by Kelley Rourke.


Reviews of Hansel and Gretel - Royal Opera House

★★★★ "A treat.. an introduction to the world of opera that’s by turns sweet and shiver-inducing" – TimeOut
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Express

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 7 January 2024
Running time
2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Saturday
Matinees: Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Important Notes

Access Performances:

British Sign Language – 31 December 12:30pm


Venue Information

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line), Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 68, 76, 77a, 91, 168, 171, 176, 188, 501(southbound only), 505, 521, X68 all go to the Aldwych.
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Ticket Information

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