Hänsel und Gretel / Kucerova

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

Hänsel und Gretel
Kucerova · Holloway · Ablinger-Sperrhacke
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ono
Int. Release 01 Jun. 2009
1 DVD-Video
0440 074 3361 4


Track List

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 - 1921)
Hänsel und Gretel

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Act 1

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Irmgard Vilsmaier, Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Irmgard Vilsmaier, Klaus Kuttler, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

9.
4:23

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Act 2

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Amy Freston, Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

14.
6:13

Act 3

15.
2:23

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Malin Christensson, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, Children's Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Kucerova, Irmgard Vilsmaier, Klaus Kuttler, Children's Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazushi Ono

Total Playing Time: 1:48:07

Jennifer Holloway's young-Harry Hänsel and Adriana Kucerová's Gretel -- dazzlingly good in the solo at the beginning of Act II -- manage to sing as they bounce to the LPO's high-energy, beautifully textured playing under Kazushi Ono (the horns sound glorious in this acoustic). The grungy, careworn parents are fine Wagnerian soprano Irmgard Vilsmaier and Klaus Kuttler, a voice I'd love to hear in Lieder. I even liked the dream-pantomime of white-clad children this time, knowing how it balances with the fat-suited nightmare of the witch's liberated victims where laughter freezes to horror before turning to compassion. . . . the bonus interviews, taking us through the show as extracts dovetail skilfully with conductor Ono's music examples at the piano, are generous . . .

. . . [es] wird von den Sängern blendend umgesetzt: Neben gutem Nachwuchs und bewährten Chargen ist der famose Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke als Hexe zu nennen, der sich im Rock sehr wohl zu fühlen scheint. Kazushi Ono dirigiert poesievoll nah am deftigen Bühnengeschehen.

Sympathique, la distribution est dominée par la Sorcière de Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke; avec cet époustouflant comédien, le délire est roi, et un vent de folie souffle sur cette vision engagée et grincante. Kazushi Ono opte pour une direction plutôt dramatique, des couleurs sombres. Evoquant sans lourdeur ni insistance la filiation wagnérienne, il défend son propos avec son habituelle conviction.