Hänsel und Gretel

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Composer:

Engelbert Humperdinck

Librettist:

Adelneid Wette

Premiere:

23 December 1893, Weimar (Court Theatre)

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Hänsel und Gretel Synopsis

Libretto:

Hänsel und Gretel Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera Hänsel und Gretel

Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is an opera by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck's sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel". It is much admired for its folk music-inspired themes, one of the most famous being the "Abendsegen" ("Evening Benediction") from act 2.
The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on "Hansel and Gretel". After several revisions, the musical sketches and the songs were turned into a full-scale opera.
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Roles in Hänsel und Gretel

Peter Baritone
Gertrud Mezzo-Soprano
Hansel Mezzo-Soprano
Gretel Soprano
The Gingerbread Witch Mezzo-Soprano
Sandman Soprano
Dewman Soprano
Chorus of echoes 3 Sopranos,2 Contraltos

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All scenes from Hänsel und Gretel

Arias from Hänsel und Gretel
Duets from Hänsel und Gretel

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
2Suse liebe Suse was raschelt im Stroh

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.02

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
3So Recht! Und Willst Du Nun Nicht Mehr Klagen

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
4Bruderschen komm tanz mir mir

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.03-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel/Hansel
5Holla Himmel die Mutter

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Gertrud
6Nennt ihr das Arbeit

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Gertrud
7Marsch! Fort In Den Wald!

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.04-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Gertrud
8Herr Gott wirf Geld herab

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Gertrud
9Ral La La La, Ral La La La, Heissa Mutter, Ich Bin Da!

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Peter
10Ach wir armen Leute

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Peter
11Ho Ho! Wer Spek-Spektakelt Mir Da Im Haus

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.05-3

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Peter/Gertrud
12Drüben hinterm Herrenwald

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.06-1

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Peter/Gertrud
13Doch Halt, Wo Bleiben Die Kinder?

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Peter/Gertrud
14Wenn Sie Sich Verirrten Im Walde Dort

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.06-3

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Peter/Gertrud
15Eine Hex steinalt

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Peter
16Hexenritt

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
17Ein Mannlein steht im Walde

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel
18Juchei mein Erbelkörbchen ist voll

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.02-2

Type: duet,recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
19Gretel, Ich Weiss Nicht Den Weg Nicht Mehr!

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.02-3

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel/Echoes
20Der kleine Sandmann bin ich

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sandman
21Sandmann war da

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
22Abends will ich schlafen gehn

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
23Traumpantomime, Dream Pantomime, Pantomime De Rêve

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.05

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: German

Roles:
24Der kleine Taumann heiss ich

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Dewman
25Wo bin ich wach ich?

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel
26Sich da, der faule Siebenschläfer!

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.02-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
27Bleib stehn bleib stehn

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
28Wie Duftet's Von Dorten

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.03-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
29Mit Fladen mit Torten

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.03-3

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
30Knusper knusper Knauschen wer knuspert

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Witch/Hansel/Gretel
31Ich Bin Rosina Leckermaul

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Witch/Hansel/Gretel
32Hokus pokus Hexenschuss

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Witch
33Nun Gretel, Sei Vernünftig Und Nett

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.05-2

Type: trio,recitativeVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Witch/Hansel/Gretel
34Nun Jüngelchen ergötze dein Züngelchen

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Witch
35Der Lümmel schläft nun sieh mal an

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Witch
36Hopp hopp hopp Galopp Galopp

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Witch
37Auf wach auf mein Jüngelchen

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Witch/Hansel/Gretel
38Juchei nun ist die Hexe still

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.10

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
39Da sieh nur die artigen Kinderlein

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.11-1

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
40Erlöst befreit

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel/Hansel
41Habt Dank habt Dank euer Leben

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.12

Type: choir,duetVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
42Vater! Mutter!

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.13-1

Type: quartet,finaleVoice: Mz S Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel/Peter/Gertrud
43Wenn die Not aufs Höchste steigt

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.13-2

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: Mz S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel/Gertrud