Irish National Opera presents: Hansel and Gretel - Navan

Irish National Opera presents: Hansel and Gretel - Navan

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 8.00pm

An Irish National Opera / Theatre Lovett / Abbey Theatre co-production
One of the greatest operas about children. Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel is full of music that is sweet and beguiling, and it combines childlike simplicity with heart aching beauty. He wanted a plot that ‘was not made up of murders, brutal deaths, operetta-like nonsense, or sugar-sweet fairy tales’. Do not be fooled. This is a story of greed and starvation, mouth-wateringly sugar-coated.

Trouble at home. Two hungry children lost in a haunted forest. The lure of a gingerbread house. The frightening hocus pocus of the predatory Witch. And the smarts of the children who triumph in the end. All wrapped up in the delicious sound world of Engelbert Humperdinck’s operatic masterpiece.

Tickets: €30 / €27 (conc)

Sung in English with English surtitles


Hansel - Raphaela Mangan (mezzo soprano)
Gretel - Amy Ní Fhearraigh (soprano)
Mother - Miriam Murphy (soprano)
Father - Ben McAteer (baritone)
Witch - Carolyn Dobbin (mezzo-soprano)
Sandman & Dew Fairy - Emma Nash (soprano)


Conductor - Richard Peirson
Directors - Muireann Ahern, Louis Lovett
Set & Costume Designer - Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer - Sarah-Jane Shiels
Video Designer - Jack Phelan

Irish National Opera Ensemble



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