HANSEL AND GRETEL
3rd concert of the 1001 NIGHTS series
Hansel und Gretel, highlights from the Opera
Gretel – KÄDY PLAAS (soprano)
Hansel – ANNELY PEEBO (mezzo-soprano)
Fairy – PIRJO PÜVI (sopran)
Witch – JUULI LILL (metsosopran)
Father – RENÉ SOOM (bariton)
Narrator – EVELIN VÕIGEMAST
Estonian National Opera Boys’ Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor ANU TALI
Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children. The boy’s name was Hansel and the girl’s was Gretel. He had but little to eat, and once, when a great famine came to the land, he could no longer provide even their daily bread.
These are the opening lines of the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. More than a hundred years ago, a German mother wrote a short play based on this story for her children. The children performed the play at home, and to make the show even more interesting, their mother asked her brother to write a few songs for the play. The brother was none other than the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck. This is how the fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel was born, captivating many generations of children as well as their parents and grandparents. Adelheid Wette’s text is translated into Estonian by Peeter Volkonski.
The title roles are performed by Kädy Plaas and Annely Peebo, the narrator, Mirtel Pohla, conductor, Anu Tali.
Tickets: 20 € / concessions for students and pensioners 15 €.
Concerts are produced by Eesti Kontsert & ERSO.
In its 86th season, ERSO brings to its listeners six concert series: PARIS SYMPHONIES, FESTIVO, CLASSICS, MASTERCLASS, 1001 NIGHTS and MAESTRO.
The concert is part of the 1001 NIGHTS series:
- 30.11.2012 SCHEHERAZADE
- 14.12.2012 CHRISTMAS MUSIC
- 17.01.2012 HANSEL AND GRETEL
- 26.04.2013 TURANGALÎLA
Tickets for the 1001 NIGHTS series are sold out. Single tickets are still available.