Based on a favorite nursery legend, Haensel and Gretel, with its delightfully refreshing, heart-gladdening music, is one of the most popular and best-loved of all operas.
All the charm of simple wonder surrounds this tale of two children lost in the woods who come upon a little house whose walls and roofs are made of cake and sweets and whose fence is made of gingerbread. Alas, the house is owned by a wicked old witch who tries to bake Haensel in a large oven...
The tale is delightfully told with simple text and colorful pictures and many of the lovely musical themes are included.
From the dust jacket
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