Hansel & Gretel


By Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel is based on the classic tale by the Brother’s Grimm and has too often been treated as a “children’s opera.” The music is anything but. Engelbert Humperdinck was a student of Richard Wagner and although Hansel and Gretel contains many recognizable tunes, chief among them “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” these simple melodies are propelled by a lush orchestration evocative of Wagner’s powerful romanticism presented in a very accessible form. It is an ideal first opera for any age, and the music will thrill and move even the veteran opera goer. We have relocated our production from the Bavarian Alps to the Mount Baker wilderness, based on paintings for the production by noted artist, Susan Bennerstrom.

Cast Members

Ksenia Popova


Sylvia Szadovszki


Corinna Quilliam


John Boehr


Yvette Litchfield

Sandman/Dew Fairy

Sarah Mattox