Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel


Introduce your children to the magic of opera through Opera Australia’s delightful production of one of the best-loved Brothers Grimm tales.

Children will be captivated by the story of two young people and the bewitching characters that they meet on their journey of hardship, forgiveness and self-discovery. Featuring professional singers, colourful costumes and an enchanting set, this version of Humperdinck’s opera has been devised especially for primary aged students.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre.

Melbourne Recital Centre’s children’s programming is supported by Betty Amsden AO


This production is part of the following series:

Children & Families

From wonderful orchestral concerts for the whole family, to interactive music and movement-based workshops and our annual children’s music festival MusicPlay, immerse yourself in a wonderfully diverse musical program for young music lovers and their families.

Cast & Crew

Christine Anketell

(originally devised and directed by)

Tim Sexton & Ian Bone

(music & libretto adapted by)

Ian Bone

Hugh Halliday


Raymond Lawrence

musical director

Opera Australia