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Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Davis, Kirchschlager, Damrau, Allen [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

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

Notes & Reviews:

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 1011. Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager star in the acclaimed 2008 production of Humperdinck's famous fairytale opera, in the company of two of Britain's most revered musical figures: Thomas Allen, playing the role of the Father, and the legendary conductor Colin Davis. Directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser combine their characteristic wit and a dash of deliciously dark comedy with the opera's fairytale charm. Humperdinck's music mixes catchy folk-like songs with sumptuous instrumental colour, making the result as tunefully approachable, musically memorable and visually delightful as opera gets.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 138 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


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Works Details

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
  • Performers: Anita Watson (Soprano); Anja Silja (Mezzo Soprano); Thomas Allen (Baritone); Elizabeth Connell (Mezzo Soprano); Pumeza Matshikiza (Soprano); Diana Damrau (Soprano); Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Tiffin School Boys Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893
  • Studio/Live: Live