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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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LondonMyths and Fairytales III: Madeleine Shaw performs Wagner

Myths and Fairytales III: Madeleine Shaw performs Wagner
Humperdinck, Wagner, Grieg
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Shelley; Madeleine Shaw

ManchesterRNCM Opera: Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

RNCM Opera: Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Anthony Kraus; Stephen Medcalf; Royal Northern College of Music; Yannis Thavoris; Kevin Thraves; Bethan Rhys William

Los AngelesHänsel und Gretel

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

PragueHänsel und Gretel

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

LyonHumperdinck, Bruch, Tchaikovsky

Humperdinck, Bruch, Tchaikovsky
Orchestre National de France; Emmanuel Krivine; Renaud Capuçon
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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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A real feast: Opera North's Hansel and Gretel

Katie Bray (Hansel) and Fflur Wyn (Gretel) © Robert Workman
Opera North's Hansel and Gretel at the Grand Theatre Leeds, directed by Edward Dick, is witty and perceptive, with some insights provide by Freudian psychanalysis
****1
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