Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is an opera by nineteenth- century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper ( fairy-tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette , based on . Gretel reminds Hansel to say their evening prayer, and after they pray, they.

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The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on “Hansel and Gretel”.

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Arranger Edwin Henry Lemare Alone, she expresses her sorrow that she is unable to feed her children, and asks God for help. He went from house to house and sold his brooms at the highest prices.

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The Standard Operas Google book 12th ed. As the basket empties, they fight for the remaining strawberries, and finally, Hansel grabs the basket and dumps the leftovers in his mouth. Waving it towards Hansel, Gretel whispers, “Hocus pocus, holderbush!


The witch tells her to lift herself a little bit and bend her head forward. Hansel and Gretel film.

Hansel and Gretel (opera) – Wikipedia

Problems playing this file? Hansel tries to find the way back, but he cannot.

They are asleep and unable to move, but they sing to Hansel and Gretel, asking to be touched. This section needs additional citations for verification. The oven begins to crackle and the flames burn prater, and with a loud crash it explodes. Scene at the Vienna State Opera Hansel softly calls out to her to be careful.

As Hansel breaks off another piece of the house, the voice again calls out, “Nibbling, nibbling, little mouse! Gretel weaves a crown of flowers as she sings to herself. Hansel and Gretel are suspicious humperdinci the witch, so Hansel frees himself from the rope and he and Gretel begin to run away.

Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck, Engelbert)

Loosen, rigid muscles, hush! The forest is filled with light as the curtain falls.

Evening Prayer “Abendsegen” from act 2, scene 2 String quartet arrangement 1: Mother enters, and she is furious when she finds that Hansel and Gretel have not been working. Sincethe Met has performed the work in a production originally created for the Welsh National Opera using Pountney’s translation.


Grateful Heart key Db by Mary Plumstead. She gumperdinck him that they are in the Ilsenstein forest.

Disappointed that he is so thin, the witch calls for Gretel to bring out raisins and almonds. Peter, [N 1] broom-maker. This well-known piece can be performed by orchestra with almost any suitable solo instruments or voices not necessarily the same; it could be performed by, humeprdinck, a trumpet and a french horn or many other combinations. Like most websites, Goodmusic uses cookies. Humperdinck composed Hansel and Gretel in Frankfurt in and Suddenly scared, father tells her that the forest is where the evil Gingerbread Witch literally, “Nibbling Witch” dwells.

Arranger August Reinhard Gretel scolds him and tells him he should get back to work.