Hansel and Gretel
"Hansel and Gretel," Humperdinck's opera about a woodcutter's lost children menaced by a witch, is sung in German with English subtitles. Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic. Hansel: Brigitte Fassbaender. Gretel: Edita Gruberova. Father: Hermann Prey. Mother: Helga Dernesch. Witch: Sena Jurinac. Drew Barrymore hosts.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
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