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Performance dates & times

Thursday 7 Jun

Friday 8 Jun

Tuesday 12 Jun

10:30 AM, 1:00 PM

10:30 AM, 1:00 PM

1:00 PM*

*Relaxed Performance

Running time 55 minutes

Running Time 55 minutes

Price range

$15 per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability: Years 1 - 6

Nibble, nibble, munch; a gingerbread house with plenty of crunch. Chocolates and treats to tempt every desire, but will the cost of indulging truly be dire?

Bring the whole school to experience the wonder and excitement of Engelbert Humperdinck’s version of Grimm’s timeless fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

Staged with enchanting sets and costumes, Victorian Opera’s production brings this treasured story from the page to the stage in a beloved operatic rendition. This 55-minute production will be sung in its original German with English scene descriptors and a live orchestra.

For Teachers

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Themes / ideas explored

  • Fairy Tales
  • Opera
  • Languages
  • Music and Drama

Links to the Victorian Curriculum

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts
  • Drama
  • Music
Critical and Creative Thinking
English Personal and Social
  • German


Shakira Dugan
Cleo Lee-McGowan
The Witch
Tomas Dalton
Stephen Marsh
Dew Fairy
Michelle McCarthy
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra


Engelbert Humperdinck
Adelheid Wette
Elizabeth Hill
Set Design
Ross Hall
Lighting Design
Peter Darby
Costume Design
Ross Hall


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