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Hansel & Gretel c- Engelbert Humperdinck

21st October 2023


Performance Ends 9:45pm Approximately

22nd October 2023


Performance Ends 7:15pm Approximately

Pre-Performance Talk: Introduction to the Opera

One hour before each performance, an informative free talk will be given to ticket holders for the performance. The talk will last 25mins approximately and will be given by our host, George Fleeton. No booking is necessary and will be held in the Carolan Suite. Admission is FREE.

The National Concert Hall, Dublin
Box Office: +353 (0) 1 417 0000 or


Libretto by Adelheid Wette after the fairytale Hänsel und Gretel by Jacob Ludwig and Wilhelm Carl Grimm

Hoftheater, Wienmar, 23 December 1893

  • Impoverished and starving, Hänsel and Gretel are at home playing when their stepmother returns home and scolds them for not doing their chores. She sends them to the dark and evil forrest to pick strawberries… but they soon get lost.

    Alone in the forrest they soon realise they have lost his way and become very afraid. A sandman arrives and helps them go to sleep. When they awake, they stumble upon a gingerbread house made of everything a child could want. They are coaxed into the house by a wicked witch who wants to fatten Hansel up to eat. Through trickery on the children’s part- they eventually push the witch into the oven and kill her.

    Shortly after, Hänsel and Gretel’s stepmother and father rescue them and all live happily every after.

Sarah Richmond


Eiméar Harper


Dan D'Souza


Carolyn Holt


Aimee Kearney


Samantha Brady

Dew Fairy

Rhonda Browne

The Witch

Toby Purser


Vivian J. Coates


Jack Redman

Derek O’Neill
Lighting Designer
Ali Murphy
Hair & Make-Up Design