Live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Fabio Luisi conducts Hansel und Gretel, Humperdinck's take on the Brothers Grimm fairytale.
Angelika Kirchschlager and Miah Persson star as the brother and sister lost in the woods looking for food, who find an inviting gingerbread house to feast on. Philip Langridge potrays the witch with more than just gingerbread on her mind for her next meal. Always a Christmas favourite, Hansel and Gretel has drama, humour and some great music.
Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff. With live backstage interviews during the interval.
Gretel ...... Miah Persson (soprano)
Hansel ...... Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)
Gertrude ...... Rosalind Plowright (soprano)
Peter ...... Dwayne Croft (baritone)
Witch ...... Philip Langridge (tenor)
Sandman ...... Jennifer Johnson (soprano)
Dew Fairy ...... Erin Morley (soprano)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Children's Chorus
Fabio Luisi (conductor).