Hansel and Gretel, Metropolitan Opera, New York

H_G-106322-0.png(Photo by Ken Howard courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera)
By Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 1 January 2008]
Remember Hansel and Gretel? Remember Engelbert Humperdinckís marvellously gooey, quasi-Wagnerian opera about folksy babes in the wood, evil spirits on broomsticks, winged angels selling solace, sentimental piety ¸ber alles and rose-coloured salvation? Forget it.