[ Cancelled ] • Gretel and Hansel
[ New production ]
Libretto by Adelheid Wette - French version by Catulle Mendes
Arranged by Pierre Ruscher
Théâtre municipal de Colmar
Les représentations sont annulées.
Direction musicale Vincent Monteil Mise en scène Jean-Philippe Delavault Scénographie et costumes Thibaut Welchlin Lumières Gilles Gentner Vidéo Saïd Chergui Cheffe de chœur Anne Juliette Meyer
Hansel Elsa Roux Chamoux Gretel Julie Goussot Father Damien Gastl Mother Eugénie Joneau The Witch Néstor Galván Sandman, the Dew Fairy Clara Guillon Conservatoire de Strasbourg, Orchestre de la HEAR
Fairytales can teach us a lot about life. Take Hansel and Gretel, two ravenous children forced to go in search of food because their behavior is driving their mother to desperation. Alone, terrified and defenseless, they experience the harsh realities of life, especially when they meet a wicked witch who turns children into gingerbread -- ironic, considering they were in search of something to eat. Jean-Philippe Delavault shows us how this classic tale still resonates strongly with modern audiences, and draws unexpected yet accurate parallels between the children's rite of passage and today's social and environmental concerns.