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Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Davis, Kirchschlager, Damrau, Allen [2 DVD]

Album Summary

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

Notes & Reviews:

"Set (by Christian Fenouillat) and costumed (by Agostino Cavalca) in the recent past (the 1970s or '80s), Covent Garden's new production of this opera contains the requisite wit, charm, and ghastliness to make it work wonderfully... Musically the performance is just as interesting. Colin Davis manages to lead a production both luxuriant and perky without sacrificing either. He sweeps through the high-Romantic moments and dances through the others; the strange sounds in the forest that spook the kids are indeed spooky... You'll love this new set." -Classics Today (10/10)

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 138 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 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: Thomas Allen (Baritone); Elizabeth Connell (Mezzo Soprano); Diana Damrau (Soprano); Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano); Pumeza Matshikiza (Soprano); Anja Silja (Mezzo Soprano); Anita Watson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Tiffin School Boys Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893
  • Studio/Live: Live