Katie Bray and Fflur Wyn are ‘breathtaking’ as Hansel and Gretel

14 February 2017

Katie Bray and Fflur Wyn have received fantastic reviews for their respective performances as Hansel and Gretel for Opera North in a new production by Edward Dick. Click here to watch the audience reaction trailer.


‘Katie Bray’s Hansel and Fflur Wyn’s Gretel sing with a light, spontaneous ease that overcomes the disconnect of a pair of pre-teens expressing themselves with mature, adult voices. The famous duet in which they sing themselves to sleep is breathtaking.’ – Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

‘Katie Bray and Fflur Wyn could scarcely be bettered as the eponymous brats.’ – Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

‘Fflur Wyn‘s sparkling performance as Gretel makes her an ideal loving sibling.’ – Richard Wilcocks, bachtrack.com

‘Katie Bray and Fflur Wyn sing beautifully and make convincing children’
– Anthony Arblaster, The Independent

‘Katie Bray as Hansel is ideal in all respects, having clearly studied how young boys move and what expressions they adopt. She has a lovely voice, too, and the opening scene for the two is ravishing musically.’ – Michael Tanner, The Spectator


Performances of Hansel and Gretel run until the 25th March. For more information and to book tickets click here.

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