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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.

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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