Hänsel und Gretel (DVD) - Zurich Opera
Hänsel und Gretel (DVD)
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Release Date: 2006
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House
Ensemble: Children's Chorus of the Zurich Opera House
Run Time: 105 minutes
Region: Region 1, NTSC, Formatted only for North America
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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