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Adrian Eröd (Peter), Janina Baechle (Gertrud), Daniela Sindram (Hänsel), Ileana Tonca (Gretel), Michaela Schuster (Witch), Annika Gerhards (Sandman, Dew Fairy)
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper & Bühnenorchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Christian Thielemann, Adrian Noble
A notable success – clear-eyed and lovingly conducted…a fine production that will be especially enjoyed by those who recoil from kitsch — More…
Hänsel und Gretel, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Adventures of Pinocchio
Angelika Kirchschlager, Diana Damrau, Thomas Allen, Lucy Crowe, Emma Bell, Sergei Leiferkus, Victoria Simmonds, Jonathan Summers, Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Opera North
Alfred Muff (Peter, a broom-maker), Gabriele Lechner (Gertrud, his wife), Liliana Nikiteanu (Hänsel, his son), Malin Hartelius (Gretel, his daughter), Volker Vogel (The Witch)
The Children‘s Chorus and the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) & Frank Corsaro...
Angelika Kirchschlager (Hänsel), Diana Damrau (Gretel), Elizabeth Connell (Gertrude), Thomas Allen (Peter), Anja Silja (Die Knusperhexe), Pumeza Matshikiza (Sandmännchen), Anita Watson (Taumännchen)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Children’s Chorus & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Colin...
Humperdinck's adorable opera here receives treatment so affectionate that the two children are more likely to be killed with kindness than by the Witch. The cast is strong, with Angelika Kirchschlager... — More…
Sabine Noack (Hänsel), Cornelia Marschall (Gretel), Alexandra Petersamer (Gertrud), Ludmil Kuntschew (Peter/Die Knusperhexe), Viktorija Kaminskaite (Sandmännchen/Taumännchen); Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Markus L. Frank, Johannes Felsenstein (director)
Johannes Felsenstein's production of this favourite fairy-tale opera presents it with every sinister element removed. In Stefan Rieckhoff's sets and costumes, the children remain in a home setting…... — More…