Composer Engelbert Humperdinck transformed Grimm’s beloved fairy tale “Hänsel und Gretel” into opera entertainment for everyone. Frequently staged in opera houses during the run up to the Christmas season, this DVD comes in perfect time to help families celebrate this magical time of year!
Sir Georg Solti is at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker for Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, with unforgettable performances by Brigitte Fassbaender as Hänsel and Edita Gruberova as Gretel
Director August Everding succeeds in combining elements of theatre and film to create an enchanting fantasy world
This production, filmed in 1981, is now being released on DVD for the first time