HUMPERDINCK, E.: Hansel und Gretel (Semperoper Dresden, 2006)

HUMPERDINCK, E.: Hansel und Gretel (Semperoper Dresden, 2006)


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Hansel und Gretel
Libretto/Text Author: Wette, Adelheid
Libretto Source: Grimm, Jacob Ludwig
Libretto Source: Grimm, Wilhelm

Die Knusperhexe: Vermillion, Iris
Sandmannchen: Teuscher, Lydia
Taumannchen: Teuscher, Lydia

Set/Stage Designer: Toffolutti, Ezio
Costume Designer: Toffolutti, Ezio
Lighting Designer: Seeger, Jan
Choreographer: Trivett, Erica
Stage Director: Thalbach, Katharina
Television Producer: Drese, Christoph
Television Producer: Wochner, Eva
Television Director: Morell, Andreas

Date of Production: 15-12-2006
Venue: Semperoper Dresden
Playing Time: 01:48:00
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5588
UPC: 880242558886


First staged at the Weimar Court Theatre under the baton of Richard Strauss in 1893, who hailed it as "a masterpiece of the highest quality", Humperdinck's debut opera Hänsel und Gretel has remained a solid favourite since its 1893 première. Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) transformed Grimm's beloved fairy tale Hänsel und Gretel into opera entertainment for everyone from young children to the serious music lover; this is a tumultuous and joyful production for both children and adults. Director Katharina Thalbach cheerfully evokes a magic world of woodland sprites and candy dreams and creates an enchanting fantasy world filled with high spirits, fairytale fantasy and genial comedy. Recorded live at the world-famous Dresden Semperoper in December 2006, the production is also musically of the highest rank, with international soloists in the main roles, accompanied by the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under Michael Hofstetter.

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