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Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel DVD (The Royal Opera)

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel DVD (The Royal Opera)

Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager star in an acclaimed production of Humperdinck’s famous fairytale opera.
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Directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser bring their characteristic wit and a dash of deliciously dark comedy to the fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel. Humperdinck’s music mixes catchy folk-like songs with sumptuous instrumental colour, making the result as tunefully approachable and musically memorable as opera gets. Diana Damrau and Angelika Kirchschlager are joined by two of Britain’s most revered musical figures: Thomas Allen, playing the role of Peter, and renowned conductor Colin Davis. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in full surround sound.

 

Find out more about the production

 

Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel: Angelika Kirchschlager

Gretel: Diana Damrau

Gertrud: Elizabeth Connell

Peter: Thomas Allen

Witch: Anja Silja

Sandman: Pumeza Matshikiza

Dew Fairy: Anita Watson

 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Concert Master: Peter Manning

Conductor: Colin Davis 

Tiffin Boys' Choir and Children's Chorus

Director of Music: Simon Toyne

Stage Directors: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier

Set Designs: Christian Fenouillat

Costume Designs: Agostino Cavalca

Lighting Design: Christophe Forey

 


Plus: Illustrated synopsis and animated cast gallery, interview with Colin Davis, fairytales feature, cinema trailer

 

Picture: 16:9

Sound: 5.1 DTS Surround/ PCM Stereo

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 Worldwide

Running time: 138 mins 

Recorded: 2009

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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DVDs > Opera
DVDs > From the Royal Opera House

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