Hansel and Gretel: A Fariry Opera in Three Acts

Author: Engelbert Humperdinck

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Hänsel and Gretel is an opera in three acts, the music by Engelbert Humperdinck and the libretto by Adelheid Wette. It is the German version of the old nursery legend—Babes in the Wood. The first scene discloses a wretched homestead. The two children, Hänsel and Gretel, are at work—the boy making brooms and the girl knitting stockings. They both complain of feeling very hungry, and there isn't a thing in the house. Yes, there's a jug of milk that will make nice blanc-mange when mother comes home. Hänsel tastes it and Gretel raps his fingers. He says he won't work any more and proposes they dance instead. Gretel is delighted. He is very awkward at first but she teaches him the steps and they are getting along so famously that they whirl around the room and fall exhausted on the floor. At this moment the mother enters and she is so angry at seeing them do no work that she boxes their ears for it. In her excitement she gives the milk pitcher a push. It falls off the table, breaks in pieces, and spills all the milk. At this she is beside herself and seizes a basket and tells the children to go to the wood and pick strawberries. They must not come home till the basket is full. They run off while she, weary of life, sits sobbing herself to sleep. The father is heard in the distance with a joyous song and enters in a joyful mood. He wakes up his unhappy wife to tell that he has sold all his brooms at the fair for splendid prices and he shows his basket full of provisions. Both are thus in fine humor when he asks where the children are. She says she sent them away in disgrace to the Ilsenstein. The Ilsenstein! he exclaims, where the witches ride on broomsticks and devour little children. Exclaiming "Oh horror!" she runs out of the house, he after her, to find Hänsel and Gretel. The second act shows a forest. Gretel is making a garland of wild roses while Hänsel is looking for strawberries. In the background is the Ilsenstein. It is sunset. Hänsel crowns Gretel queen of the wood and she allows him to taste a strawberry. He gives her one in return and little by little they devour them all. Then they are frightened. They want to pick more but it is getting too dark. They want to leave but cannot find the way. Gretel fears being in the dark but Hänsel is very brave. She sees faces in trees and stumps and he calls out to reassure her. Echo answers and he grows frightened too. They huddle together as a thick mist arises which hides the background. Gretel, terror-stricken, falls on her knees and hides behind Hänsel. At this moment a little man appears, as the mist rises, and quiets them. It is the Sandman and he sings them to slumber. Half awake they say their evening prayer and sink down on the moss in each other's arms. A dazzling light then appears, the mist rolls itself into a staircase and angels pass down and group themselves about the two sleeping children.

Children's voices

Theological, philosophical and spiritual perspectives

Author: Freudenberger-Lötz, Petra

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN:

Category: Christian education

Page: 171

View: 276

The third meeting of the European network of children’s theology took place in April 2013 in Trondheim, Norway. Sturla Sagberg organised this meeting with great care and commitment, and intended to publish the contributions to the conference in a book to make them accessible to the wider public. The approach of children’s theology has been specified and differentiated over the course of the last ten years. This book provides insight into the process and results of different European and North American research projects. As the practice of children’s theology is linked to the “great questions”, which are equally raised by children’s philosophy, the range of topics of both the conference and this book are marked by the terms children’s theology, children’s philosophy and spirituality.

Hänsel and Gretel

A Fairy Opera in Three Acts

Author: Engelbert Humperdinck

Publisher: New York : F. Rullman

ISBN:

Category: Operas

Page: 34

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Hänsel and Gretel

A Fairy Opera in Three Acts. by Adelheid Wette

Author: Engelbert Humperdinck

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Operas

Page: 34

View: 673

This way I learned the German language in Germany

German for English speakers Text- and exercises book

Author: Tirso Jose Alecoy

Publisher: Tirso Jose Alecoy

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 122

View: 696

German language for English speakers, textbook and exercises in elementary and middle level. The gramar and pronunciation are explained in English step by step. The main misión of this book is to explain the German grammar systematically. The most important thing to the student is to get a strong foundation in this the language. Cause this language is quite logical, if it is changed a little the grammatical structure the people will not be able to understand what you want to say, in other words, a little change has big effect. The pronunciation will be not so easy for English speakers, because there are many words that are pronounced as they are written. That is why the author of this book has focused on the logical construction of sentences. You can download this book Epub and Mobi format, in cheap preis: http://spanish-german-mentoring.mentor-forma-lideres.com/shop/