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Humperdinck: Hansel And Gretel / Fulton, Blegen, Von Stade, Metropolitan Opera


Release Date: 05/11/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001416509  
Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Jean KraftMichael DevlinJudith BlegenFrederica Von Stade,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas Fulton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Met’s classic storybook staging as performed on Christmas Day, 1982 — in English

• “No singers today play Hansel and Gretel more convincingly or sing them more enchantingly” -- New York Daily News

• “Judith Blegen, sweet and birdy, and a blithe, boyish Frederica von Stade are charming protagonists, and sing with the artful simplicity that the roles demand.” -- The New York Times

Cast:
Gretel: Judith Blegen
Hansel: Frederica von Stade
Gertrude: Jean Kraft
Peter: Michael Devlin
Witch: Rosalind Elias
Sandman: Diane Kesling
Dew Fairy: Betsy Norden
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Thomas Fulton, conductor
Production: Nathaniel Merrill

Technical
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Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu Languages: English
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Works on This Recording

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Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Jean Kraft (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Devlin (Bass Baritone), Judith Blegen (Soprano),
Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Fulton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 

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