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Reviews for the ROH, Covent Garden's Hänsel und Gretel


The supporting roles are strongly done, including Michaela Schuster’s luxuriously voiced Mother and Eddie Wade, a heroic stand-in as the Father.

Neil Fisher – The Times


First the positives. Musically there’s plenty to enjoy. Hanna Hipp (Hansel) and Jennifer Davis (Gretel) showcase rich, soaring voices, and bring childlike energy to their roles. Michaela Schuster and Eddie Wade (replacing James Rutherford) are vocally terrific as the tetchy mother and father….

Warwick Thompson – Metro. 14th Dec


Eddie Wade makes a genially commanding father.

Michael Church – Independent


Eddie Wade (a last-minute stand-in for the indisposed James Rutherford) presents a credible, even quite lovable father.

Melanie Eskanazi – musicOMH


Wagnerian heavyweight Michaela Schuster played Mother, and Eddie Wade, a last-minute substitute for James Rutherford, was Father – both more than adequate.

Rupert Christiansen – The Telegraph


In one of those exciting, last-minute cast changes that invariably win the hearts of audiences, baritone Eddie Wade stepped in at an hours’ notice to sing the role of Peter, the children’s father, on the first night, singing with the warmth of his character; the softer of the two parents, both amorous and volatile after a drink or three, and keeling lightly with his best friend, the bottle. James Rutherford is due to sing the remaining performances.

Claudia Pritchard – Culture Whisper


Eddie Wade gave sterling support as Father, a role which he only took over as short notice, and their scene at the end of Act One was a complex delight.

Robert Hugill – Planet Hugill


Eddie Wade – standing in at very short notice – makes a warm-hearted, cheerful Father.

David Karlin – Bachtrack

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