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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Hansel and Gretel
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03/26/2008
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Hansel and GretelHansel and Gretel

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

Hansel and Gretel

Aired March 26 at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

Most fairy tales — while charming on the outside — resonate long past bedtime with darker underpinnings. In this family favorite, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer play the siblings lost in a shadowy world of unknown menace, pursued by the witch (portrayed by tenor Philip Langridge) who seeks to devour them. The English-language production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s masterful treatment of the beloved story by the Brothers Grimm was originally created for Welsh National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. The opera was recorded in high definition, with initial live transmission to theaters around the world.


 
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