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Die Fledermaus

Author: Plácido DomingoKiri Te KanawaHermann PreyHildegard HeicheleBenjamin LuxonAll authors
Publisher: New York : Thorn EMI Video, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : GermanView all editions and formats
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Baron von Eisenstein is supposed to go to jail for eight days for a minor offense, but decides to attend a ball first. When the governor of the jail comes to take him away he finds the Baroness entertaining a former suitor. To avoid difficulty she persuades the suitor to pose as her husband and go to jail for a night. She then goes to the ball alone and faces other complications. The next morning everyone arrives at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Films
Films for English speakers
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Plácido Domingo; Kiri Te Kanawa; Hermann Prey; Hildegard Heichele; Benjamin Luxon; Doris Soffel; C Haffner; Richard Genée; Henri Meilhac; Ludovic Halévy; Johann Strauss; Royal Opera House (London, England). Chorus.; Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Arts International.; Thorn EMI Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 11563429
Notes: "TVD 2791."
A performance of Johann Strauss's operetta "Die Fledermaus" (The Bat)--in three acts.
Videocassette release of the 1984 production by Arts International Ltd., BBC Television and Royal Opera House, Convent Garden Ltd.
Performed and recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden in London, on December 31, 1983.
A libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée based on Le Réveillon by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, with English translation, program notes, and synopsis by Arthur Hammond (56 p.)--included.
Sung in German; subtitles in English.
Credits: Executive producer, Robin Scott ; designer, Julia Trevelyan Oman ; conductor, Plácido Domingo.
Cast: Kiri te Kanawa, Hermann Prey, Hildegard Heichele, Benjamin Luxon, Doris Soffel, The Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Description: 2 videocassettes (180 min.) : sd. (stereo.), col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Part 1 (VC 6316) --
Part 2 (VC 6317).
Responsibility: Arts International Ltd., BBC Television and Royal Opera House, Convent Garden Ltd. ; [music] by Johann Strauss ; text by Haffner and Genée ; revised by Gerhard Bronner ; directed by Humphrey Burton ; produced by Leopold Lindtberg and Richard Gregson.

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Baron von Eisenstein is supposed to go to jail for eight days for a minor offense, but decides to attend a ball first. When the governor of the jail comes to take him away he finds the Baroness entertaining a former suitor. To avoid difficulty she persuades the suitor to pose as her husband and go to jail for a night. She then goes to the ball alone and faces other complications. The next morning everyone arrives at the jail and all confusions are eventually cleared up.

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