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SUSOxPacific Opera Present: Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel

4 October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

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One event on 5 October 2019 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: General Admission $45 | Concession $38 | University of Sydney Union Member $30
NOTE: Seating is unallocated. Any tickets bought online will have to be printed, and presented individually.

This October long weekend, young singers from Pacific Opera’s boutique opera training studio will be tackling Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel opera.

The action onstage will be directed by renowned Sydney-based director, Kate Gaul, who is excited for the challenges that the work presents.

“It is with great pleasure that I return to Pacific Opera to direct this bewitching opera,” Gaul said. “The story of Hänsel and Gretel is possibly well known and in this operatic version, the audience is transported into a spellbinding, haunted forest full of spirits, including a Dew Fairy, a Sandman, and a spooky witch.”

Led by young up-and-coming conductor, Luke Spicer, the singers will be ably supported by the musicians of the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, in their opera debut.


  • Hänsel | Rebecca Hart
  • Gretel | Emily Turner
  • Mother | Carli Partridge
  • Father | Daniel Macey
  • Witch | Hannah Greenshields
  • Dew Fairy | Susie Bishop
  • Sandman | Elora Ledger


  • Director | Kate Gaul
  • Conductor | Luke Spicer
  • Orchestra | Sydney University Symphony Orchestra
  • Singer Preparation | Simon Kenway at Pacific Opera


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