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02 Jan 2008

Hansel and Gretel, Metropolitan Opera, New York

H_G-106322-0.png(Photo by Ken Howard courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera)
By Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 1 January 2008]

Remember Hansel and Gretel? Remember Engelbert Humperdinck’s marvellously gooey, quasi-Wagnerian opera about folksy babes in the wood, evil spirits on broomsticks, winged angels selling solace, sentimental piety über alles and rose-coloured salvation? Forget it.

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