Opera Scotland

Hansel and Gretel 1926British National Opera Company

Read more about the opera Hansel and Gretel

Humperdinck's masterpiece was the first opera to have a live radio broadcast from Covent Garden in 1923, so it was not surprising that BNOC would take the production round the country soon after. It was not yet considered to make a full evening in the theatre, and the curtain-raiser on this occasion was a new ballet - a version of Mozart's Les Petits Riens, with choreography by Penelope Spencer.

Cast details are from a programme in the Edinburgh Room of Edinburgh City Library.

Performance Cast


Doris Lemon


Kathlyn Hilliard

Gertrude mother of Hansel and Gretel

May Blyth

Peter a broom maker and father of Hansel and Gretel

Philip Bertram


Frances Frost

Dew Fairy

Gwyneth Edwards


Constance Willis

Performance DatesHansel and Gretel 1926

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

29 Oct, 19.30

© Copyright Opera Scotland 2020

Site by SiteBuddha