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Rebecca Evans (Gretel), Jennifer Larmore (Hansel), Jane Henschel (The Witch), Rosalind Plowright (Gertrude), Robert Hayward (Peter), Sarah Tynan (Dew Fairy), Diana Montague (Sandman), Sarah Coppen (Cuckoo)
Philharmonia Orchestra & New London Children’s Choir, Sir Charles Mackerras
What distinguishes this version is primarily the vigorous and large-scale conducting of Sir Charles Mackerras. — More…
Elisabeth Grümmer (Hänsel), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Gretel), Else Schürhoff (Witch), Maria von Ilosvay (Mother), Josef Metternich (Father), Anny Felbermayer (Sandman, Dew Fairy)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
it's remarkably good for its age and the GROC remastering used here brings out more detail than earlier incarnations. The performance is adorable - above all from Karajan...there is so much charm... — More…
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...
Ingeborg Springer (mezzo soprano), Renate Hoff (soprano), Theo Adam (bass), Gisela Schröter (contralto), Peter Schreier (tenor), Renate Krahmer (soprano)
Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner
Ricarda Merbeth, Albert Dohmen, Christian Elsner, Katrin Wundsam, Alexandra Hutton, Annika Gerhards, Alexandra Steiner
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Kinderchor Staatsoper Berlin, Marek Janowski
Janowski presents Humperdinck’s masterpiece with a light touch, very much as he did his complete Wagner series, but much more appropriately…The cast is one of light voices…Dohmen a warm Father... — More…
Brigitte Fassbaender (Dämonia, die böse Fee), Christina Landshamer (Rosa, Königin der Feen), Kristiane Kaiser (Röschen), Tobias Haaks (Reinhold), Stephanie Hampl (Morphina), Anna Borchers (Quecksilber/Eine Winde), Miriam Clark (Die Sonne), Brigitte Bayer (Ein Vergissmeinnicht), Guibee Yang (Eine Rose),...
[Fassbaender's] part is purely a spoken one, done with immense sinister relish. There are some lovely orchestral interludes, and no lover of Hansel will want to miss this set. — More…
Elisabeth Grümmer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Josef Metternich, Maria von Ilosvay, Else Schürhoff, Anny Felbermayer
Loughton High School for Girls Choir, Bancroft’s School Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
The EMI CD transfer has opened up the mono sound, putting air round the voices and instruments, giving presence. Where the earlier transfer of this set sounded disappointingly flat, this one... — More…
Thomas Moser (Der Königssohn), Dagmar Schellenberger (Die Gänsemagd), Dietrich Henschel (Der Spielmann), Marilyn Schmiege (Die Hexe), Andreas Kohn (Der Holzhacker), Heinrich Weber (Der Besenbinder), Gabriele Weinfurter-Zwink (Sein Töchterchen), Gerald Haussler (Der Ratsälteste), Dankwart Siegele (Der...
Fabio Luisi's conducting is sensitive to the opera's characterisation and rises to the score's glorious mix of pathos and heightened lyricism. — More…
Daniel Behle, Amanda Majeski, Nikolay Borchev, Julia Juon, Magnus Baldvinsson, Martin Mitterrutzner & Chiara Bauml
Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra & Choir of the Frankfurt Opera, Sebastian Weigle
though none of the Frankfurt performers is a household name, they are obviously a team and Sebastian Weigle, steeped in Wagner, conducts superbly. — More…
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…