Hänsel und Gretel


Hänsel und Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

From 09/12/2003 in Antwerp - from 08/01/2004 in Ghent

  • Stefan Klingele
  • Andreas Homoki
  • Nidia Palacios
  • Natalie Karl
  • Werner Van Mechelen
  • Irmgard Vilsmaier
  • Musical direction: Stefan Klingele
  • Director: Andreas Homoki
  • Hänsel: Nidia Palacios / Annette Stricker
  • Gretel: Natalie Karl
  • Peter: Werner Van Mechelen
  • Gertrud: Irmgard Vilsmaier

With his first work for the opera stage, Engelbert Humperdinck started off a tradition of fairytale operas in German. Based on the famous story by the Grimm brothers, "Hänsel und Gretel" stands midway between the simplicity of the folksong and the orchestral drama of Wagner. Richard Strauss was so enchanted by this little gem that he insisted on directing the world creation, and did. The production by Andreas Homoki gives this marvellous opera, which is certainly not intended only for children, a modern touch.


Surtitles: Dutch.


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