Johann Strauss - Die Fledermaus (2007) [DVD9 NTSC] | 8.08 GB
DVD-VIDEO NTSC 0440 073 4371 5 GH
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1 · Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: German / English / French / SpanishGenre: Music Video /Classical
This Vienna production of Die Fledermaus is just about perfect, the real thing. This had to be a costly enterprise. The elaborate sets are by Jan Schlubach, with costumes designed by Barbara Bilabel. Audio was recorded November 2-12 1972, filming in Vienna Film Studios January 24-February 16, 1972. Lip-sync is very well done, and everyone seems to be having a great time. There's a lot of intricate dancing interludes that must have required a lot of rehearsals. The cast could not be bettered. Karl Böhm conducts, Gundula Janowitz is a vivacious Rosalinde, Renate Holm's Adele is stunning vocally as well as visually, and one of the great Tristans of the time, Wolfgang Windgassen, is Orlofsky—plus the luxury of Erich Kunz as Frank. Otto Schenk directed and is the jailer. For a truly authentic Fledermaus get this—or the equally fine live performance recorded in 1987 at the Bavarian Opera with Carlos Kleiber on the podium.