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Humperdinck: Hänsel Und Gretel / Fassbaender, Gruberova, Solti

Humperdinck / Gruberova / Vpo / Solti
Release Date: 01/10/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 00057609  
Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Helga DerneschBrigitte FassbaenderEdita GruberovaHermann Prey,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hänsel und Gretel (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)
Edita Gruberova · Brigitte Fassbaender · Hermann Prey · Helga Dernesch · Sena Jurinac
Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
Staged and Directed by: August Everding

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English/German/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

* Composer Engelbert Humperdinck transformed Grimm’s beloved fairy tale “Hänsel und Gretel” into opera entertainment for everyone. Frequently staged in opera houses during the run up to the Christmas season, this DVD comes in perfect time to help families celebrate this magical time of year!
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* Sir Georg Solti is at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker for Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, with unforgettable performances by Brigitte Fassbaender as Hänsel and Edita Gruberova as Gretel.

* Director August Everding succeeds in combining elements of theatre and film to create an enchanting fantasy world.

* This production, filmed in 1981, is now being released on DVD for the first time.
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Works on This Recording

1. Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Mezzo Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Edita Gruberova (Soprano),
Hermann Prey (Bass Baritone), Sena Jurinac (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1981 

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