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Hansel and Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck
English Libretto by Ben Robinson

Original Film Production
Now Streaming on Demand 



This delightful and delicious adaptation of the Humperdinck classic sets the action in a dream world where a celebrity pastry chef captures two children who get lost in the woods and features them on her zany cooking show as the guest stars... and main ingredients.

In collaboration with PhotoSynthesis Productions, Resonance Works Pittsburgh, Raylynmor Opera, and the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, this original film production launches at Cinemapolis in December 2021 and will subsequently stream online on demand. 


Hansel: Annie Rosen

Gretel: Marlen Nahhas

The Witch/Mother: Meghan Kasanders

Father: Mario Diaz Moresco

Sandman: Mariya Kaganskaya*

Dew Fairy: Megnot Toggia*

*Indicates member of Opera Ithaca Apprentice Artist Program

Creative Team

Director and Librettist: Ben Robinson

Co-Director and Editor: David Kossack

Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner

Orchestra: Resonance Works Pittsburgh

Chorus: Pittsburgh Youth Chorus; Shawn Funk, Artistic Director

Costumes and Properties: Elizabeth Kitney

Cameras: Peter Carroll, Jeff Hodges, David Teubner

Gingerbread House: Maria Salino, Dolce Delight Bakery

Production Managers: Ivy Stevens and Maggie Lapinski

Production Assistant: Jamison Nickles

Choreographer: Reagan Messer, MOCO

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