Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck
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Winter music: the best pieces inspired by the coldest season
6. Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck
Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera has been associated with the festive season since its premiere – it was first performed on 23 December 1893. Hansel and Gretel have been battling against the witch in the gingerbread house in opera houses all over the world ever since.