Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

The corks pop and the champagne flows in this sparkling production of
Johann Strauss's world-famous operetta with the ensemble of the Bavarian
State Opera. Carlos Kleiber conducts Strauss's music with a temperament,
vigor and sensuality that bring to mind contemporary reports on Johann
Strauss's own conducting style: "His whole body was conducting - the
hands, head, eyes, torso and feet of the master". But Kleiber can also
invoke another inspired model and predecessor for his interpretation: in
1894, Gustav Mahler conducted the work at the Hamburg Stadttheater,
lavishing his usual care and precision on it and paving its way into the
repertoire of all major opera houses.

Composer: Johann Strauß Jr.
Title: Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Staged By: Otto Schenk
Soloist: Pamela Coburn, Eberhard Waechter, Janet Perry, Benno Kusche, Brigitte Fassbaender, Josef Hopferwieser, Wolfgang Brendel, Ferry Gruber
Set: Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Orchestra: Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chorus: Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Choreography: Gudrun Leben
Danced by: Bayerisches Staatsballett
Video Director: Brian Large
Genre: Operetta
Length: 154 minutes
Cat.No.: A05006298
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The DVD is also released by Dreamlife in Japan.