Delicate instrumental-textures, a poetic story and secrets of the forest masterfully capture and aptly describe Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy tale opera "Hansel & Gretel". Composed in 1890, it was first performed by Richard Strauss. The opera soon after received performances on more than 50 German stages and was subsequently translated into over 70 languages - an unparalleled victory.
Martin Haselböck presented this masterpiece within the magical forest-ambience of the Reinsberg Burgarena in Lower Austria in the summer of 2009
Musical Director: Martin Haselböck
Director: Michael Sturminger
Choreography: Katrina Blantar
Set and Costume Design: Nina Ball
Choir training: Gabriele Prömm
Dramaturgy: Heiko Cullmann
Peter, broom-maker: Klaus Kuttler
Gertrude, his wife: Romelia Lichtenstein
Hansel, their son: Susanne Kreusch
Gretel, their daughter: Bernarda Bobro
The witch: Irmgard Vilsmaier
Sandman / Dew Fairy: Aleksandra Zamojska
Childrens choir of the Blindenmarkt
Music School and children from the Mostviertel region.
The Cappella Istropolitana Orchestra with musicians of the Wiener Akademie.
Martin Haselböck, Conductor
Production date: 30.July, 01.August 2009, Burgarena Reinsberg at the REINSBERG FESTIVAL 2009