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'sRead 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 Fledermausby Johann Strauss Jr.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano),
Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Period: Romantic Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria
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Great FunOctober 11, 2012By 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