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Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921)

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Year of birth1854
Year of death1921
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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ZürichHänsel und GretelNew production

Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Markus Poschner; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Fabio Luisi; Michael Richter; Gideon Davey

San FranciscoHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Christopher Franklin; Antony McDonald; San Francisco Opera; Sasha Cooke; Heidi Stober

PragueHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Richard Hein; Matěj Forman; Prague National Theatre Opera; Andrea Sodomková; Jiří Hájek; Svatopluk Sem

St PetersburgHumperdinck, Ravel, Prokofiev, Shore, Williams

Humperdinck, Ravel, Prokofiev, Shore, Williams
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra; Ben Palmer

West HorsleyHansel and GretelNew production

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
George Jackson; Stephen Medcalf; Grange Park Opera; Yannis Thavoris; Caitlin Hulcup; Soraya Mafi
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A classic executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda
Designer/director Antony McDonald treads a perfectly weighted path between light and dark of the fairytale; conductor Sebastian Weigle cooks up a Wagnerian storm; Michaela Schuster steals the show. A treat.
****1
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Hansel and Gretel reloaded in Zurich

Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel has appeal for all ages, but Robert Carsen’s production is a different take on the beloved fairy tale.
***11
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Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Susan Graham had all the fun every mezzo-soprano witch, who can sing the role and disguise herself – when necessary – to look the part, deserves. 
****1
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Fantasy and dreams from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Alexander Shelley © Thomas Dagg
Continuing its interesting series “Myths and Fairytales”, the Royal Philharmonic gave colourful interpretations of the Hänsel und Gretel overture and Peer Gynt.
***11
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Garbage bins and shopping trolleys

Zsolt Haja (Father), Helga Nánási (Gretel), Gabriella Balga (Hänsel) and Atala Schöck (Mother) © Valter Berecz | Hungarian State Opera
A new production of Humperdinck's charming opera fails to enchant at the Erkel Theatre. 
***11
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