Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

06/10/2013 - 08/12/2013

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Dew Fairy (cover)


Humperdinck’s music has a deceptive sweetness and simplicity. Its immediately appealing folk tunes are given an additional voluptuous richness, the atmosphere of the forest is conjured up in a darkly dramatic and resonant soundworld. And through this comes the limpid purity of the evening prayer which the children sing when they are lost and afraid, asking the angels to protect them as they lie down to sleep.

Let yourself be bewitched by the glorious music and the ghoulishly vivid imagination of director Laurent Pelly.


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