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Die Fledermaus (DVD) - Vienna State Opera

Item# 1000005220


Die Fledermaus (DVD) - Vienna State Opera

Composer:  Johann Strauss
DVD Release Date:  June 29, 2010
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Director: Otto Schenk
Artists:
Bernd Weikl
Lucia Popp
Edita Gruberova
Brigitte Fassbaender
Walter Berry
Orchestra:  Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Label:  Arthaus Musik
Format: Classical, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: German (PCM Stereo)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 169 minutes

Lucia Popp, Edita Gruberova, Brigitte Fassbaender, Bernd Weikl, and Walter Berry star in this 1980 Vienna State Opera production of the Strauss operetta, conducted by Theodor Guschlbauer.

 

Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss’s beloved work, one of the jewels of the Golden Age of Viennese operetta, has long transcended its origins and become a staple of the operatic repertoire. It was first staged at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1874. Twenty years later, a production at the Hamburg Opera, led by its chief conductor Gustav Mahler, helped raise its artistic status, and many major opera companies have presented Die Fledermaus since, including the Met, where it was first seen in 1905. A new production featuring a revised English libretto opens on New Year's Eve 2013.

 

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