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Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel / Jurowski/MET, Schafer, Coote [DVD]

Album Summary

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel und Gretel
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A striking new English-language production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, starring Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer, with tenor Philip Langridge in the role of the Witch. Vladimir Jurowski, one of the world's most sought-after conductors, leads a sensitive account of Humperdinck's enchanting score, and Richard Jones and John Macfarlane provide a staging that is "is tough and dark, sparse and savage, an exploration of deprivation, cruelty and gluttony in a contemporary always-always-land."


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Works Details

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
  • Performers: Alice Coote (Mezzo Soprano); Alice Coote (Mezzo Soprano); Philip Langridge (Tenor); Philip Langridge (Tenor); Christine Schäfer (Soprano); Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893