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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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Bilbao¡Muerte a Halloween!

¡Muerte a Halloween!
Mozart, Strauss R., Lachenmann, Marschner, Gounod, Humperdinck
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Erik Nielsen; Guillermo Pastrana

Los AngelesHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
James Conlon; Douglas Fitch; LA Opera; Craig Colclough; Melody Moore; Sasha Cooke; Liv Redpath

ZürichHänsel und GretelNew production

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Markus Poschner; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Fabio Luisi; Michael Richter; Gideon Davey

MunichHänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Eun Sun Kim; Richard Jones; Bavarian State Opera; John Macfarlane; Markus Eiche; Helena Zubanovich

LondonA Winter Wonderland

A Winter Wonderland
Humperdinck, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Delius
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Owain Arwel Hughes
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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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Sweet nothings: a disappointing Hänsel und Gretel

Katrin Wundsam (Hänsel) and Elsa Dreisig (Gretel) © Monika Rittershaus
Achim Freyer's production robs Humperdinck's fairy tale of heart and drama at the Lindenoper.
**111
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Runnicles conducts Humperdinck and Wagner

Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Runnicles presents a concert weighted towards a splendid second half.
***11
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A touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel

Anna-Doris Capitelli (Hänsel) and Francesca Manzo (Gretel) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Bechtolf's seductively imaginative staging consists in a flat pack fairytale world full of surprises that delight like the contents of a pop up book.
*****
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