time & dates

22 Feb, 2020



About the show

A children’s fable or full-blown horror story?

Share the journey of Hansel and Gretel as they leave the warmth of home and enter the alluring dark forest where freedom soon turns to fear as the pair become hopelessly lost. A tasty gingerbread house appears and witches’ trickery follows in this cautionary tale about stranger danger.

Creating the forest in Supreme Court Gardens is media artist Sohan Ariel Hayes (Boorna Waanginy and HOME) who will transform the park using projection, light and image to make this a truly immersive experience.

Enjoy the sumptuous, romantic music by 19th century master Humperdinck, and discover in this glorious opera why Hansel and Gretel is one of the most beloved tales from the pens of the Brothers Grimm. Sung by an extraordinary West Australian cast with the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Chris van Tuinen, this promises to be a delight for the ears and eyes alike.


What to bring
Bring a picnic, bring a broomstick, bring the family and prepare yourself to eat the sweets and go on a witch’s ride!

FAQs and handy tips
Please read our FAQs HERE

Premium Seating Packages **SOLD OUT***
Share the journey of Hansel and Gretel in ultimate style with premium reserved seating, picnic and parking so that you can relax and make the most of this special summertime event with West Australian Opera. Learn more HERE


Conductor Christopher van Tuinen
Media Artist Sohan Ariel Hayes
Assistant Director Matt Reuben James Ward 
 Sean McKernan

Hansel Ashlyn Tymms
Gretel Pia Harris
The Witch/Gertrude Fiona Campbell
Peter Kristin Bowtell
Sandman/Dew Fairy
 Sara Macliver

West Australian Young Voices


Supreme Court Gardens

Supreme Court Gardens

Interesting Information

City of Perth Opera in the Park will be LIVESTREAMED in real time online and to the following locations
To watch the livestream – click HERE

  1.  Perth Cultural Centre Screen
    Francis Street and, William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  2. BHP Amphitheatre, Stadium Park at Optus Stadium
    333 Victoria Park Dr, Burswood
  3. Yagan Square Tower, Wellington St, Perth WA 6000

Our Partners