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Lehar: Operetta Films - Der Graf von Luxemburg, Paganini, Zigeunerliebe

Lehar / Wachter / Kaslik
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107525  
Composer:  Franz Lehár
Performer:  Jane TildenLilian SukisHelga PapouschekErich Kunz,   ... 
Conductor:  Walter GoldschmidtWolfgang EbertHeinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graunke Symphony OrchestraMunich Radio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Franz Lehár


Operetta Film, 1972

Graf von Luxemburg – Eberhard Wächter
Angèle Didier – Lilian Sukis
Fürst Basil – Erich Kunz
Armand Brissard – Peter Fröhlich
Juliette Vermont – Helga Papouschek
Stasa Kokozow – Jane Tilden
Pellegrin – Kurt Sowinetz
Pawlowitsch – Georg Corten
Mentschikoff – Kurt Zips

Graunke Symphony Orchestra
Walter Goldschmidt, conductor
Wolfgang Glück, television director


Operetta Film, 1973

Paganini – Antonio Theba
Princess Anna Elisa – Teresa
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Prince Felice – Johannes Heesters
Bella Giretti – Dagmar Koller
Pimpinelli – Peter Kraus
Count Carcasona – Fritz Tillmann
Count Hedouville – Wolfgang Luckschy
Bartucci – Klaus Havenstein

Graunke Symphony Orchestra
Wolfgang Ebert, conductor
Eugen York, television director


Operetta film, 1974

Zorika – Janet Perry
Józsi – Ion Buzea
Jonel – Adolf Dallapozza
Ilona – Colette Lorand
Dragotin – Heinz Friedrich
Mihály / Moschu – Kurt Grosskurth
Kajetán – Helmut Wallner
Jolán – Marianne Becker
Julcsa – Gaby Banschenbach
Perla – Angelika Schütz

Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Heinz Wallberg, conductor
Václav Kašlík, television director


Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French
Running time: 4 hours 50 mins
No. of DVDs: 3 (DVD 9) Read less

Works on This Recording

Der Graf Von Luxemburg by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Jane Tilden (Voice), Lilian Sukis (Soprano), Helga Papouschek (Soprano),
Erich Kunz (Baritone), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Peter Fröhlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goldschmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graunke Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Paganini by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Fritz Tillmann (Voice), Peter Kraus (Tenor), Dagmar Koller (Soprano),
Johannes Heesters (Tenor), Teresa Stratas (Soprano), Antonio Theba (Tenor),
Wolfgang Luckschy (Voice), Klaus Havenstein (Voice)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Ebert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graunke Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Vienna, Austria 
Zigeunerliebe by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Janet Perry (Soprano), Adolf Dallapozza (Tenor), Ion Buzea (Tenor),
Heinz Friedrich (Voice)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Operetta overdose! August 23, 2014 By Jim  D. See All My Reviews "On the theory that too much of a good thing can be wonderful, ArtHaus has put a trio of previously-released DVDs of Franz Lehar operettas into a single box, at a reduced price. These were done for German television in the 1970s, each trimmed to 90-odd minutes while preserving the best-known music. Though only one of the composer's three most famous works is here, there's still many a soaring melody in these Silver Age goodies, and a chance to watch some fine performers of the past--Teresa Stratas, Dagmar Koller, Eberhard Wachter, and Erich Kunz among them. Productions values are high, and the lip-syncing is generally well managed, although some of the re-orchestrations of the up-tempo numbers are so out of period that they sound more dated than the originals. THE COUNT OF LUXEMBURG, with its rather adult plotline, is the most successful, and probably the most faithful to the stage version. (It's also the most studio-bound, as opposed to ZIGEUNERLIEBE, almost all of which is filmed outdoors.) Appropriately to its story, the PAGANINI shows a considerable amount of skin for a television broadcast. All three videos are subtitled, and each has its own booklet with stills, synopsis, etc. As two of the three operettas seem not to have any other filmed versions available, this set is pretty much self-recommending despite the cuts." Report Abuse
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