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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
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!
* 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.
Works on This Recording
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Helga Dernesch (Mezzo Soprano),
Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano),
Hermann Prey (Bass Baritone),
Sena Jurinac (Soprano)
Sir Georg Solti
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1893; Germany
Date of Recording: 1981
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