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Hänsel und Gretel

Composer:
Engelbert Humperdinck
Original Language:
German
Librettist:
Adelheid Wette
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Notes:

Text after the Brothers Grimm

Time:
timeless or "once upon a time"
Place:
in the House and in the Forest
Role Voice Part Classification
Hansel Mezzo Soprano L
Gretel Soprano L
The Witch* Mezzo Soprano* L
Gertrude (the mother) Mezzo Soprano F
Peter (the father) Baritone F
Sandman Soprano S
Dew Fairy Soprano S
* The Witch is often sung by a Tenor.
 
Minimum Chorus:  10 (see note below)
Chorus Notes:  

Children’s Chorus
N.B. 10 is the minimum for a chorus of adult choristers that would either replace or be used in addition to the Children’s Chorus.