Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel

Hansel and Gretel is an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck's sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel". It is much admired for its folk music-inspired themes, one of the most famous being the Abendsegen (Evening Benediction) from act 2. Humperdinck composed Hansel and Gretel in Frankfurt in 1891 and 1892. The opera was first performed in Hoftheater in Weimar on 23 December 1893, conducted by Richard Strauss. It has been associated with Christmas since its earliest performances and today it is still most often performed at Christmas time.
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Recordings

Hansel Und Gretel - c. Act I, Conclusion
Hansel Und Gretel - d. Act II, Scene I
Hansel Und Gretel - c. Act II, Conclusion
Hansel Und Gretel - d. Act III, Scene 1&2
Hansel Und Gretel - b. Act III, Conclusion

Samples

Hänsel und Gretel
Hänsel und Gretel
Hänsel und Gretel
Hänsel und Gretel
Hänsel und Gretel

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