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Best Of Operetta - La Belle Helène, Die Fledermaus, Die Lustige Witwe

Offenbach / Lehar / Guschlbauer / Schenk
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107509  
Composer:  Jacques OffenbachJohann Strauss Jr.Franz Lehár
Performer:  François Le RouxFelicity LottMichel SénéchalYann Beuron,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc MinkowskiTheodor GuschlbauerFranz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du LouvreVienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Length: 7 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

BEST OF OPERETTA
(3 DVD Box set)

Jacques Offenbach
LA BELLE HÉLÈNE

Helen – Felicity Lott
Paris – Yann Beuron
Menelaus – Michel Sénéchal
Agamemnon – Laurent Naouri
Calchas – François Le Roux

Musiciens du Louvre Chorus
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski, conductor

Laurent Pelly, stage director and costume design
Chantal Thomas, set design

Recorded live from the Théâtre Musical de Paris, Châtelet, 2000.
Bonus:
- 26-minute Documentary

Johann Strauss II
DIE FLEDERMAUS

Gabriel von Eisenstein – Bernd Weikl
Rosalinde – Lucia Popp
Frank – Erich Kunz
Prinz Orlofsky – Brigitte
Read more Fassbaender
Alfred – Josef Hopferwieser
Dr Falke – Walter Berry
Dr Blind – Anton Wendler
Adele – Edita Gruberova
Ida – Karin Göttling
Frosch – Helmut Lohner
Iwan – Karl Caslavsky
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Norbert Balatsch)
Theodor Guschlbauer, conductor

Otto Schenk, stage director
Günther Schneider-Siemssen, set design
Milena Canonero, costume designer
Gerlinde Dille, choreography

Recorded live from the Vienna State Opera, 1980.

Franz Lehar
DIE LUSTIGE WITWE

Hanna Glawari – Dagmar Schellenberger
Danilo – Rodney Gilfrey
Baron Mirko Zeta – Rudolf Hartmann
Valencienne – Ute Gfrerer
Camille de Rosillon – Piotr Beczala
Njegus – Herbert Prikopa

Zurich Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Helmuth Lohner, stage director

Recorded live from the Zurich Opera House, 2004.

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (La belle Hélène, Die Lustige Witwe) / 4:3 (Die Fledermaus)BEST OF OPERETTA
(3 DVD Box set)

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (La belle Hélène, Die Lustige Witwe) / 4:3 (Die Fledermaus)
Sound format: PCM Stereo (all) / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1 (only La belle Hélène, Die Lustige Witwe)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian (La belle
Hélène, Die Lustige Witwe) + Chinese (Die Fledermaus)
Running time: 421 mins (operetta) + 26 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 3 (DVD 9)
Sound format: PCM Stereo (all) / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1 (only La belle Hélène, Die Lustige Witwe)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian (La belle Hélène, Die Lustige Witwe) + Chinese (Die Fledermaus)
Running time: 421 mins (operetta) + 26 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 3 (DVD 9) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  François Le Roux (Baritone), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor),
Yann Beuron (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
2.
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Helmut Lohner (Bass), Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Lucia Popp (Soprano),
Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Bernd Weikl (Baritone), Erich Kunz (Baritone),
Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Anton Wendler (Tenor), Josef Hopferwieser (Tenor),
Karin Göttling (Soprano), Karl Caslavsky (Bass)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Venue:  Vienna State Opera 
3.
Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Dagmar Schellenberger (Soprano), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera Chorus,  Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 

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