January 17, 2013 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall
January 18, 2013 at 1 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

 3rd concert of the 1001 NIGHTS series

Engelbert Humperdinck
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)
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, 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:


Tickets for the 1001 NIGHTS series are sold out. Single tickets are still available.