Ballet & Dance

Humperdinck: HÄNSEL und GRETEL
Opera in 3 Acts (in Japanese with supertitles)

The Original by : The brothers Grimm
Libretto by : Adelhyde Wette
Music by : Engelbert Humperdinck
Artistic Director : Igarashi Kiyoshi
Conductor : Misawa Hirohumi
Production : Nishizawa Keiichi
Set Designer : Horio Yukio
Costume Designer : Kuraoka Tomokazu
Lighting Designer : Hattori Motoi
Stage Manager : Onita Masahiko
Children's Chorus Master : Kakee Midori
Assistant Conductor : Joya Masahiro / Yazawa Sadaaki / Takano Hidemine
Assistant Stage Director : Furukawa Maki
Children's Chorus : Setagaya Junior Chorus
Orchestra : The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

(10. 12 January) (11. 13 January)
Hänsel : Hayashi Michiko / Kaga Hitomi
Gretel : Takahashi Nobuko / Morita Hiroko
Gertrud : Kori Aiko / Moriyama Kyoko
Peter : Hirano Tadahiko / Kaga Kiyotaka
Die Knusperhexe : Mori Kumiko / Kano Satomi
Sandmännchen : Iwai Rika / Ikehata Satomi
Taumännchen : Sawahata Emi / Kikuchi Mina

Jan. 2002 Thu. 10 Fri. 11 Sat. 12 Sun. 13
3:00pm     X X
6:30pm X X    
Doors will be opened 60 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Small lectures on this opera will be presented 45 minutes before the curtain time.

Available from Sunday, 30 September, 2001 at 10:00 am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

Type Seat S Seat A Seat B Seat C
Price ¥12,600 ¥9,450 ¥6,300 ¥3,150
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

HANSEL_und_GRETEL A Fantasy with Human Love: Every Family-from Children to Adults-Can Enjoy This Opera

With nothing to eat at home, Hänsel and Gretel are sent out to gather strawberries. They go into the woods. The boy and the girl pick the strawberries, and they eat them. Before long Hänsel and Gretel realize that they have lost their way back home and eventually they doze off. When they wake up, they find a house made of sweet cake and sugar.

Hänsel und Gretel-based on Grimm's fairy tale-originated as family entertainment for children. German composer, Engelbert Humperdinck set music to the work at the request of his younger sister, Adelheid Wette. The drama is full of family love in the German woods, giving the audience a heartwarming impression. The success of this opera has given Humperdinck a great reputation, and the opera has been popular throughout the world. A cast of the production also can be outstanding. We hope that every family will enjoy the performance.