Konigskinder (complete opera recorded in 2010)

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Konigskinder (complete opera recorded in 2010)
Zurich Opera / Jonas Kaufmann, Isabel Rey, Oliver Widmer / Jens-Daniel Herzog (cond)

[ Decca DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Thursday 20 December 2012

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Tenor superstar Jonas Kaufmann leads the cast in the first-ever DVD release of the beautiful fairytale opera from the composer of Hänsel und Gretel.

The German tenor is "the fairytale prince of most opera-goers' dreams - young, reckless, beautiful" (Financial Times), and Isabel Rey is the Goosegirl star in the acclaimed Zurich production of Humperdinck's magical opera

Königskinder - a story of love tested beyond endurance - premiered at New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1910. Humperdinck's setting of the modern fairytale saw him further develop the musical language of his much-loved Hänsel und Gretel. Königskinder is enjoying a revival in popularity with productions planned in several major European houses