Hansel & Gretel
Director Peter Coates
Producer Peter Coates
With Anne Young, Patricia Aldersley, Francis Green, Timothy Hawley, Louise Malloy, Flora Edwards
An opera based on the fairy story by the Brothers Grimm. Music by Englebert Humperdinck with the original libretto in German by Adelheid Wette (English translation by Adrian Kiernander). This TVNZ production was filmed at Trentham Memorial Park, Wellington.
Choruses by Hutt Valley Intermediate and the Wellington City Opera, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, led by Peter Schaffer, and conducted by Kenneth Montgomery.
Director Peter Coates will be introducing both screenings.