Operabase Home
Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck
D: Achim Freyer
C: Thomas Guggeis
Drunk with dreams and drives

And Sebastian Weigle, once the horn player of the Staatskapelle, now leads the opera as a conductor with a deep understanding of the forest romance and the sensitivity of the fairy tale tone: he places the orchestra's most cautious pianissimo under the enchantingly clear voices of Katrin Wundsam as Hansel and Elsa Dreisig as Gretel. "

read more
11 December 2017www.faz.netFAZ
With hoop skirts and Spanish ruffles

That is certainly the greatest architectural and acoustic treasure of this house: proximity. In Achim Freyer's production of “Hansel and Gretel” you sit inside a child's heart. It is a dark room of dreams and lust, of fear and wishes, of a fantasy that gives birth to the monstrous: a garden spider as God in heaven, a giant cat with white mice sticking to its tongue, and a witch with sausage lips and a coffee cup hat.

read more
11 December 2017www.faz.netFAZ

Trusted & used by