04.09.2021 | 20:00 | Concert

Jubilarian from Siegburg

Harriet Kracht Soprano

Marie Seidler mezzo-soprano

Daniel Johannsen Tenor

Gregor Dalal Baritone

Choir N.N.

New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia

Michael Hofstetter Conductor


Works by Engelbert Humperdinck


One hundred years ago, the composer who had set one of the most famous fairy tales of the Romantic era to music died: Engelbert Humperdinck. His opera "Hansel and Gretel" was a great success since its premiere in 1893. The next commission for a fairy tale play came soon: the Siegburger-born composer wrote the incidental music for an art fairy tale entitled "Königskinder". In 1897 this was performed in Munich - as a melodrama, i.e. with recitative. Ten years later, Humperdinck then developed the material into a fully-fledged opera. The protagonists are the same: a goose maiden and a royal son on a royal journey, both in reality royal children; there is also a witch, a minstrel and a lot of (blinded) people. The story ends tragically - with a lot of sound frenzy, but also with simple song. The conductor Michael Hofstetter has decided to give a concert performance of the original melodrama version - from today's perspective the more progressive version.


Bachstraße 1
53721 Siegburg

Admission prices

€ 43 | 32

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