Hansel and Gretel

For centuries the Vienna Volksoper has nurtured the tradition of bringing “Hansel and Gretel” to the stage at Christmastime. The children of poor broomstick binder Peter break a precious jug and are sent out into the forest by their mother as punishment. Here 14 angels watch over them as they sleep, but the wicked witch is also lurking…Together with the brilliant Nina Moebius (Head of Music Outreach at the Volksoper) the children and their teachers will climb in to the secret world of the Volksoper with a classroom workshop and will then discover how the famous fairy-tale is reinterpreted for the stage.




Hansel and Gretel, an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck, libretti by Adelheid Wette

12th December 2016, 11am, Volksoper Vienna, Währinger Straße 78, 1090 Vienna

Mag. Nina Moebius, Tel.:  ++43/1/ 514 44-3203, e-mail: nina.moebius@volksoper.at