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Saturday Afternoon at the Opera: Hansel and Gretel

01/02/10 1:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
Angelika Kirchschlager as Hansel and Miah Persson as Gretel in HumperdinckÕs ÒHansel and Gretel.Ó Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Taken at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on December 10, 2009

The live Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel is followed by a vintage recording of Die Kluge by Carl Orff.

Playlist

12:58pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:06pm

Hansel and Gretel: Acts I and II
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Soloists: Miah Persson, soprano ; Angelika Kirchschlager, mezzo-soprano ; Rosalind Plowright, mezzo-soprano ; Dwayne Croft, baritone ; Philip Langridge, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 2010
 
 

2:35pm

Hansel and Gretel: Act III
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Soloists: Miah Persson, soprano ; Angelika Kirchschlager, mezzo-soprano ; Rosalind Plowright, mezzo-soprano ; Dwayne Croft, baritone ; Philip Langridge, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 2010
 
 

3:29pm

Die Kluge
Composer: Carl Orff
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Soloists: Marcel Cordes, baritone ; Gottlob Frick, bass ; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano ; Georg Wieter, bass ; Rudolf Christ, tenor ; Benno Kusche, baritone
Record co./Cat #: EMI 63712
Release Year: 1956
 
 

4:48pm

Der Rosenkavalier (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Soloists: Renée Fleming, soprano ; Barbara Bonney, soprano ; Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano ; Walter Berry, bass
CD/Album: Renée Fleming Strauss Heroines
Record co./Cat #: Decca 466314
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:54pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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