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J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus / Domingo, Te Kanawa, Prey, Royal Opera House Orchestra

Strauss / Te Kanawa / Prey / Domingo
Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2030  
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaHermann Prey
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 Read more 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. NTSC, Region 1. Sung in German, subtitles available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese. Full Screen 4:3 picture, Dolby Digital Stereo. Read less

Works on This Recording

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Very dated and poor sound February 1, 2018 By Gerald B. (Eugene, OR) See All My Reviews "I bought this video because it had a great cast and Covent Garden. Alas my choice was poor...recorded in 1984, it has not aged well. Sound quality was poor and frequently video and audio was not synchronized, a disaster for an opera. Sets were ancient and the Act II ball was terrible. The only pleasure was to see a very young and handsome Placido Domingo. I could watch no further and donated it to our local charity." Report Abuse
 Great Fun October 11, 2012 By Evelyn Dragiff (Sun City, AZ) See All My Reviews "This is the best performance of "Die Fledermaus" that I have ever seen. Superb acting, Superb singing, great subtitles. All in all- a joyous romp!" Report Abuse
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