J A M E S B O N A S
T H E A T R E A N D O P E R A D I R E C T O R
Hansel and Gretel
Bergen National Opera
Conductor: Stephen Higgins
Set Design and Costume: Tom Paris
Video and Animation: Siren Halvorsen, Frederik Rysjedal
Lighting: Martin Falk Pettersen
An Excellent Witch’s Brew - Thea Bergstrøm and Karianne Seim were amazed after watching Hansel and Gretel.
An exceptional performance...Magical and mysterious, scary and grotesque, animated and playful.
Director James Bonas has chosen to frame the piece in a fifty's setting, including the checkered suit of conductor Stephen Higgins, the Witch Ingunn Kilen's huge hair and red American diner outfit...The set design and costumes were unconventional and creative. The idea of changing the witch's house to "Rosina's candy" - with a fifty's style portrait of the witch - was a stroke of genius.
Thea Bergstrøm and Karianne Seim, Hordaland, 28.10.2017
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