Hansel and Gretel - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera
Hansel and Gretel (DVD)
This striking English-language production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel stars Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer as the siblings lost in the woods, with tenor Philip Langridge in the role of the Witch. Vladimir Jurowski conducts a sensitive account of this enchanting score. Filmed in High Definition Widescreen.
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Release Date: 2008
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: EMI Classics
Region: Region Free, Worldwide
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Hänsel und Gretel, inspired by the Grimm fairly tale of the same name, premiered at Weimar’s Court Theater in 1893. Humperdinck had originally been asked by his sister to provide a few songs to a children’s play but grew so fond of the story that he expanded it into a full-length opera. The Met’s English-language version returns this season as the holiday presentation for families.
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