M1500 .S76 F53 1984 DVD
An effervescent comedic opera which includes Viennese dance music and an escapist plot.
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.
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.
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