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Hansel and Gretel

By Engelbert Humperdinck

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Hansel and Gretel

By Engelbert Humperdinck

Co-production with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

the brother and sister Englebert and Adleheid watch as the young brother and sister play out the roles of the hungry and mischievous brother and sister Hansel and Gretel. However, the moment they enter the enchanted forest, the story starts to spin; the fable becomes a play and the play in turn becomes reality. Everyone is drawn into the twisting storyline, in which each character seeks to face his or her most profound fear.

"...all the singers...performed with visible and audible joy of singing and acting... Ari Teperberg’s stage direction was tastefully humorous and resourceful... The Witch was definitely charming... The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra conducted by Omer Arieli expertly provided the instrumental support...a model for a successful presentation of... artistically high voltage opera"

Ury Eppstein, the Jerusalem Post

Director notes

The libretto for the opera "Hansel and Gretel" was written by Adleheid Wette for her children, in honour of their annual Christmas celebrations in their home. She asked her brother, the famous composer Engelbert Humperdinck, to compose music for some of the songs (which became the opera that you will hear tonight). The brother and sister Englebert and Adleheid watch as the young children play out the roles of the hungry and mischievous brother and sister - Hansel and Gretel. However, the moment they enter the enchanted forest, the story starts to spin; the fable becomes a play and the play in turn becomes reality. Everyone is drawn into the twisting storyline, in which each character seeks to face his or her most profound fear. A magical opera that does not cease to thrill adults and children around the world!

Participants

The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra

Musical Director and Conductor: Omer Arieli
Stage Director: Ari Teperberg
Choirmaster: Inbal Brill
Set designer: Yonatan Swed
Costume designer: Hilla Shapira
Lighting designer: Yoav Barel
Producer: Adi Juliusberger
Assistant Producer and Stage Director: Danielle Boggio
Rehearsal Pianists: Tal Yigal; Alexei Polniansky; Daniel Shefi
Graphic Designer: Maayan Levin
With the students of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the soloists of the Jerusalem Opera

Hansel and Gretel

By Engelbert Humperdinck

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Co-production with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

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"...all the singers...performed with visible and audible joy of singing and acting... Ari Teperberg’s stage direction was tastefully humorous and resourceful... The Witch was definitely charming... The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra conducted by Omer Arieli expertly provided the instrumental support...a model for a successful presentation of... artistically high voltage opera"

Ury Eppstein, the Jerusalem Post

the brother and sister Englebert and Adleheid watch as the young brother and sister play out the roles of the hungry and mischievous brother and sister Hansel and Gretel. However, the moment they enter the enchanted forest, the story starts to spin; the fable becomes a play and the play in turn becomes reality. Everyone is drawn into the twisting storyline, in which each character seeks to face his or her most profound fear.

Director notes

The libretto for the opera "Hansel and Gretel" was written by Adleheid Wette for her children, in honour of their annual Christmas celebrations in their home. She asked her brother, the famous composer Engelbert Humperdinck, to compose music for some of the songs (which became the opera that you will hear tonight). The brother and sister Englebert and Adleheid watch as the young children play out the roles of the hungry and mischievous brother and sister - Hansel and Gretel. However, the moment they enter the enchanted forest, the story starts to spin; the fable becomes a play and the play in turn becomes reality. Everyone is drawn into the twisting storyline, in which each character seeks to face his or her most profound fear. A magical opera that does not cease to thrill adults and children around the world!

Participants

The Ashdod Symphony Orchestra

Musical Director and Conductor: Omer Arieli
Stage Director: Ari Teperberg
Choirmaster: Inbal Brill
Set designer: Yonatan Swed
Costume designer: Hilla Shapira
Lighting designer: Yoav Barel
Producer: Adi Juliusberger
Assistant Producer and Stage Director: Danielle Boggio
Rehearsal Pianists: Tal Yigal; Alexei Polniansky; Daniel Shefi
Graphic Designer: Maayan Levin
With the students of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the soloists of the Jerusalem Opera

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