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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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LeipzigHänsel und Gretel

© Kirsten Nijhof
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Matthias Foremny; Birgit Eckenweber; Oper Leipzig; Alexander J Mudlagk; Franz Xaver Schlecht; Karin Lovelius

Los AngelesHänsel and Gretel

Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
James Conlon; Douglas Fitch; LA Opera; Sasha Cooke; Liv Redpath

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

ViennaHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Axel Kober; Adrian Noble; Vienna State Opera; Anthony Ward; Boaz Daniel; Donna Ellen

MunichHänsel und Gretel

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