Edinburgh International Festival: Hansel & Gretel
A stunning international cast tell this bewitching fairy tale in a concert performance of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera.
About Edinburgh International Festival: Hansel & Gretel
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Sir Andrew Davis conducts the RSNO in a concert performance of Humperdinck’s opera. They are joined by a stellar cast including Elizabeth DeShong and Laura Wilde as the title roles.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis | Conductor
NYCoS National Girls Choir
Christopher Bell | Chorus Director
Elizabeth DeShong | Hansel
Laura Wilde | Gretel
Humperdinck | Hänsel und Gretel
Sung in German with English supertitles
The best-loved operatic fairy tale of them all, from internationally renowned opera conductor Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Siblings Hänsel and Gretel flee the grinding hunger and poverty of their home, escaping to the idyllic freedom of the forest – only to discover it’s a place of darkness and danger, and of terrifying supernatural forces.
Humperdinck’s sweeping score blends Wagnerian opulence with dazzling energy and excitement, in an opera with profound resonances for children and grown-ups alike.
Among the fine international cast are rich-toned mezzo soprano Elizabeth DeShong and sparkling soprano Laura Wilde in the touching title roles.
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