Fairytale Operas Blu-ray Set


  • Fantastic storylines abound in opera, but these grand musical settings of much-loved fairytales embrace the imaginary, giving free rein to dreams. The Royal Opera’s acclaimed Hansel and Gretel  combines the directors’ characteristic wit and knack for dark comedy with the story’s enduring charm. Glyndebourne’s recounting of the quick-witted fox’s escape into nature balances the opera’s whimsy and mysticism. Opera North’s enchanting staging of Jonathan Dove’s 21st opera is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears, shining new light on Collodi’s original tale, by turns magical and dark.

    Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel(2008)
    The Royal Opera
    Hansel: Angelika Kirchschlager 
    Gretel: Diana Damrau 
    The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus
    Conductor: Colin Davis
    Stage Directors: Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier

    Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen (2012)
    Vixen: Lucy Crowe 
    Fox: Emma Bell
    The Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
    Stage Director: Melly Still

    Dove / Middleton: The Adventures of Pinocchio (2008)
    Opera North
    Pinocchio: Victoria Simmonds 
    Geppetto: Jonathan Summers 
    Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North
    Conductor: David Parry
    Stage Director: Martin Duncan

  • Sound: LPCM 2.0 & DTS HD / Master Audio 5.1 (Vixen); Dolby True HD 2.0 5.1 (Pinocchio)
    Format: 16:9  
    Region: Bluray
    Subtitles: EN/FR/DE(All Titles) SP/IT (Hansel, Pinocchio); KO (Vixen)
    Running time: 474 minutes