Review- 'RNCM's Treasurable Production'
RNCM’s Treasurable Production of Hansel and Gretel is Enchanting
United Kingdom Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester. 19.3.2018. (MC)
Iain Henderson (Gingerbread Witch) in Hansel and Gretel © Robert Workman
Hansel – Charlotte Badham
Gretel – Daniella Sicari
Peter (Father) – Lachlann Lawton
Witch – Iain Henderson
Gertrude (Mother) – Charlotte Richardson
Dew fairy – Olivia Carrell
Sandman – Stephanie Maitland
Production: Stage Director – Stephen Medcalf
Set and costume designer – Yannis Thavoris.
Lighting designer – Jason Taylor
Chorus master – Kevin Thraves
Choreographer – Bethan Rhys Wiliam
Directed by Stephen Medcalf this well-ordered yet vibrantly charming RNCM production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel was produced in collaboration with Grange Park Opera using David Pountney’s excellent English translation.