Hansel Und Gretel

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Humperdinck‘s opera is steeped in the guileless world of folk-song: the children‘s songs and dances, the idyllic forest scenes, the supernatural material and the central thematic chorale are all rooted in German traditional music. Frank Corsaro’s production for Zurich Opera was designed by Maurice Sendak. They have worked together on numerous highly-acclaimed opera stagings, all noted for their striking visual impact. Sendak is renowned world-wide for his classic children’s books. His vivid, magical and often disturbing imagery is perfect for the fairy-tale world of Hänsel und Gretel. He expands the Witch’s gingerbread cottage into an entire farmyard of sweetmeats, complete with windmill. The house has a life of its own, with menacing, glowing eyes, which also dominate the stage during the ‘Witch’s Ride’ interlude. This production of Humperdinck’s endearing and musically adroit opera will entrance adults and children alike.

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Official Release Date  Oct 28, 2014
Starring  Malin Hartelius, Maurice Sendak, Zurich Opera House Orchestra, Zurich Opera House Children's Chorus, Volker Vogel
Director  Frank Corsaro
Screen Format  Widescreen
Video Format  1.78:1
Language  English, German
Subtitles  English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
Running Time  105 Minutes
Genre  Musical
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0006583692
Item Code  0807280813593

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