"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"
"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"
"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."
'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