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Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
9 Jun 2018 - 12 Jun 2018

Beware the witchy woods

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 family to experience the wonder and excitement of Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera of the 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.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Saturday 9 June 11am*, 2pm*, 5pm
Tuesday 12 June 1pm - Relaxed Performance^

The running time is approximately 55 minutes with no interval.

Sung in German with scene descriptors in English

Patrons' Pre-show Drinks Saturday 9 June
Tactile Tour Saturday 9 June

*Audio described performances
^ Relaxed Perfomance information. Single tickets only - not available as part of subscriptions.

Price reserve maps for this performance can be found on our Venue Information page or our Subscriptions page.

Schools performances

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Thursday 7 June 10:30am, 1pm
Friday 8 June 10:30am, 1pm

Student tickets $15 each. One complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students.

Book through Arts Centre Melbourne, Arts Learning Department

Cast & Crew

Composer Engelbert Humperdinck
Librettist Adelheid Wette

Creative team

Director Elizabeth Hill
Set and Costume Design Ross Hall
Lighting Design Peter Darby


Hansel Shakira Dugan
Gretel Cleo Lee-McGowan
The Witch Tomas Dalton
Father/Angel/Child Stephen Marsh
Dew Fairy Michelle McCarthy


Victorian Opera Chamber Ensemble

Carlos E. Bárcenas, Cristina Russo and Emma Muir-Smith in Victorian Opera’s 2014 production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Photo by Hilary Walker

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Subscription Prices

Package Type Discount Price Type* One Reserve
2 Show Package 15% Discount Full Price $23
3 Show Package 25% Discount Full Price $21
4+ Show Package 35% Discount Full Price $18

Single Ticket Prices

Price Type One Reserve
Full Price $28
Concession $28
Senior $28
30 Years & Under $28
Child $28
Family Ticket* - Adult $25
Family Ticket* - Child $25
Arts Access $28
Schools Groups** $15

*Subscription pricing applies to Full, Concession, Senior and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers, and across all price reserves. For the full range of ticket prices, please click the 'Subscribe and Save' button.

Savings are based on Single Ticket prices for 2018. Tickets must be purchased in a single transaction as a package. Please note that there is an $8.50 Subscription Processing Fee per transaction.

*Family tickets consist of a group of 4 or more, with at least one Adult.

**School Groups are booked via Arts Centre Melbourne Arts Learning on 03 9281 8582.

Key Dates 

Subscriptions on sale - Wednesday 27 September 2017 Single Tickets on sale - Monday 30 October 2017

Please allow up to four weeks for your subscription to be processed.