Hänsel und Gretel
Opera in Three ActsStreaming Video - 2010 | German
This modern retelling of Humperdinck's fairy tale opera - described by Richard Strauss as "a masterpiece of the highest quality" - combines Romanticism, lyricism, and exuberant playfulness in a rich orchestration. Director Laurent Pelly places the siblings in a cardboard shack, and the iconic gingerbread house has been re-envisioned as shelves of child-enticing junk food. This popular Glyndebourne production of H©Þnsel und Gretel featuring guest conductor Kazushi Ono presents its themes, consumerism and environmental degradation, with lightness and charm in a shadowy milieu of menace.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (115 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Opera in Three Acts