ML1500 .S912 D559 1984 DVD
In this performance of Die Fledermaus, which the Daily Telegraph hailed as 'a summit of escapism', an international array of talent combines to perform one of Covent Garden's most glittering productions. Kiri Te Kanawa leads the comic cast with her celebrated portrayal of Rosalinde, Hermann Prey as Eisenstein, Hildegard Heichele as Adele and Benjamin Luxon as Falke.
There are some surprise celebrity guests at Prince Orlofsky's special gala performance party including Hinge and Bracket, Charles Aznavour and Merle Park and Wayne Eagling in Sir Frederick Ashton's specially choreographed pas de deux.
The stage designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman re-create all the style and opulence of the Viennese Belle Epoque in this highly-acclaimed New Year's Eve performance from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Placido Domingo makes an inimitably stylish British conducting debut: 'Under him...Strauss's zestful, tuneful comedy fizzes along like musical champagne' - DAILY MAIL.
Kiri Te Kanawa (Rosalind) ; Hermann Prey (Eisenstein) ; Hildegarde Heichele (Adele) ; Benjamin Luxon (Falke) ; Royal Opera House Chorus ; Orchestraof the Royal Opera House, Placido Domingo, conductor.
Sung in German with English, German, Spanish and Japanese subtitles.
Distributed by Kultur (www.kultur.com).