Die Fledermaus

Australia, 1982

Film
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Episode of Series “The Australian Opera”.
Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House on July 10th 1982 for television, this famous operetta by Johann Strauss, libretto by Richard Genee and Carl Haffner, has once again proven to be a favourite with the audience. Witty, charming, comical, “Die Fledermaus” is a tale of a philandering husband, a masked ball, a wife disguised in order to trick her philandering husband, of revenge, and of other dubious and mischievous schemes which eventually result in total confusion for one and all - one may ask could it possibly have anything to do with the champagne! The great Joan Sutherland (Rosalinde), along with Robert Gard (Gabriel von Eisenstein) lead a superb cast including Anson Austin (Alfred), Monique Brynnel (Adele), Gordon Wilcock (Blind), Michael Lewis (Dr Falke), Gregory Yurisich (Frank), Graeme Ewer (Frosch), Anne Maree McDonald (Ida), Pieter Van Der Stolk (Ivan) and Heather Begg (Prince Orlofsky). Also features the Australian Opera Chorus with Martin Handley as chorus master, the Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra with Ladislav Jasek as concert master and Richard Bonynge, conductor, and a cameo appearance by Kelvin Coe and Lois Strike from the Sydney Dance Company. The stage-set and design is eloquent in its simplicity, as too the costumes and make-up. An excellent production. Sung and spoken in English.

Credits

co-director

Hugh Davison

Anthony Besch

producer

Brian Adams

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Opera Australia

Duration

02:23:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Appears in

The Australian Opera

Group of items

The Australian Opera

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38988

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Music & Performing Arts → Operas - Film and video adaptations

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

People → Coe, Kelvin

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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