Hansel & Gretel

The Amphitheatre Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, OX33 1LA
Sun 15th September 2019
Hansel and Gretel is an opera by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper. 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" from act 2. The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written...
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