Humperdinck, Engelbert (opera)
- Amanda Glauert
(b Siegburg, 1 Sept 1854; d Neustrelitz, 27 Sept 1921). German composer .
Humperdinck is remembered largely for his first opera, the much-loved Hänsel und Gretel; his later, more ambitious operas have never quite succeeded in gaining a firm place in the repertory. He began his musical education with piano lessons at the age of seven. His first experience of opera was in ...