Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday Brunch – Hansel und Gretel: Abendgesang

This isn't really a Christmas song. But the opera is often presented at Christmastime. (Although some recent productions are not of the happy, fluffy, Christmas fairy tale variety. I probably would not take kids, for example, to the Richard Jones production!!)

Anyway, this duet is sometimes featured on Christmas albums. It's sung beautifully by the ever-wonderful goddess of song Malin Hartelius as Gretel, and Zurich stalwart mezzo Liliana Nikiteanu, who is super in a dress or in pants, as Hansel. 

Happy Christmas Eve Eve. 


  1. The Courier and Leiser production from the ROH isn't exactly kiddy fare either.

    1. I haven't seen that one. I watched the Jones/Met broadcast on PBS and had to switch it off half-way through act 2. Maybe I could watch it now, but back then it really freaked me out :).


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