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Humperdinck: Königskinder DVD (Zürich Opera)

Humperdinck: Königskinder DVD (Zürich Opera)

Jonas Kaufmann and Isobel Rey star in Jens-Daniel Herzog's production of The King's Children for the Zürich Opera House.

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The first production of Königskinder on film. Königskinder follows the tumultuous story of the rugged King's Son, and the beautiful Goose-girl. After a chance meeting in the woods, the Königskind (Jonas Kaufmann - "the fairy-tale prince of most opera-goers' dreams" - Financial Times) and the Goose-girl (Isabel Rey) fall desperately in love. However, the Goose-girl is unable to leave with the Königskind, as she is trapped by a witch's spell. Eventually the lovers are reunited, but no sooner than they set eyes on each other, they are cast out by the townsfolk. The opera is bought to a heartbreaking close when hunger forces the starving couple to eat the witch's poisoned bread, which inevitably leads to their tragic demise. 


Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck

Königssohn: Jonas Kaufmann

Gänsemagd: Isabel Rey 

Spielmann: Oliver Widmer 

Hexe: Liliana Nikiteanu

Holzhacker: Reinhard Mayr 

Besenbinder: Boguslaw Bidzinski 

Wirt: Tomasz Slawinski 

Schneider: Miroslav Christoff 


Association of Supernumeraries of the Zürich Opera House

Supernumerary Children Chorus, Youth Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra of the Zürich Opera House

Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher 

Production: Jens-Daniel Herzog

Director: Nina Russi

Set and Costume Designer: Mathis Neidhardt

Lighting:Jürgen Hoffmann


Picture: 16:9

Sound: LPCM stereo / DTS 5.0 Surround

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 (Worldwide)

Running Time: 180 mins

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP

Year: 2010


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