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

Release Date: 5/11/2010
Catalog Number: B001416509
Conductor: Thomas Fulton
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

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

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 Specifications:
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu Languages: English
Subtitles: German/English/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese
Works on This Recording
1. Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer: Judith Blegen (Soprano), Jean Kraft (Mezzo Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Devlin (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Thomas Fulton
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Germany
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