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An Irish National Opera / Theatre Lovett /Abbey Theatre co-production.   




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"There is flamboyance, playfulness and imagination, all enthusiastically generated by Theatre Lovett, coproducers with INO and the Abbey... a really worthwhile cross-company venture"
The Irish Times

"This clever co-production by Irish National Opera, the Abbey Theatre and Theatre Lovett encapsulates the objectives of all three institutions: musical ambition, a national vision and inventive cross-generational entertainment"
Irish Independent

"Co-production with the Irish National Opera and Theatre Lovett - both of them dynamic and at the top of their game...utterly delightful production which will tour nationally, and should not be missed"
Sunday Independent

"Hansel and Gretel is an opera for a modern and changing Ireland. ‘The Witch’s Ride’ is another triumph, seamlessly drawing together Humperdinck’s ominous themes with deliciously Gothic scene transitions."
Golden Plec

'A treat for both the eyes and ears'
The Business Post

'[the] singing, music, and performances are just sublime'
The Arts Review

One of the sweetest yet most lushly captivating scores in the entire operatic repertory’’ New York Times


Hansel  Raphaela Mangan (mezzo soprano)  // Gretel  Amy Ní Fhearraigh (soprano) // Mother  Miriam Murphy (soprano) // Father   Ben McAteer (baritone)  //  Witch  Carolyn Dobbin (mezzo-soprano)  // Sandman & Dew Fairy  Emma Nash (soprano) //Night Wathcman  Raymond Keane // The Lost Children Amelie Metcalfe, Ronan Millar

Conductor  Richard Peirson //  Directors  Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett // Set & Costume Designer  Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer  Sarah-Jane Shiels // Video Designer  Jack Phelan  // Irish National Opera Ensemble


*Photo Credit Ros Kavanagh
Production shots Patrick Redmond