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Hänsel und Gretel
Hänsel und Gretel

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Item #:  D2940
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031294097
ISBN: 0-7697-7764-3

Availability: In Stock

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Engelbert Humperdinck's first and most successful opera began life as a commission from his sister Adelheid Wette, who asked him to write music for a children's play she had adapted from the Brothers Grimm tale, Hänsel und Gretel. Humperdinck initially provided his sister with just four songs, but was soon convinced of the fable's operatic potential and, three years later, came up with a work that Richard Strauss described as a masterpiece of the highest quality & all of it original, new and so authentically German. Strauss was not alone in seeing Hänsel und Gretel as the salvation of German opera, bringing relief from the murky Wagnerian depths of Teutonic myth and initiating a return to the shimmering world of the fairy-tale.


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Cast & Crew

Alfred Nuff
Gabriele Lechner
Liliana Nikiteanu
Malin Hartelius
Volker Vogel
Martina Jankova
Milena Jotowa

Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck

Children’s Chorus of the Zurich Opera House
The Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House

Conductor: Franz Welser-Most

Stage Design and Costumes: Maurice Sendak
Stage Director: Frank Corsaro

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