|'Jennifer Larmore’s swaggering Hansel is perfectly matched with Rebecca Evan’s radiant and unusually voluptuous Gretel. Jane Henschel, as the gleeful witch, really sings the music in neo-Wagnerian style, without too much cracking and exaggeration. The parents are strongly cast – Rosalind plowright and Robert Hayward. The opera is a little miracle, and this new English version – David Pountney’s translation – deserves to attract new generations of admirers.'
The Sunday Times