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Johann Strauss - Die Fledermaus / Bonynge, Cox, Ashton, Royal Opera
Johann Strauss - Die Fledermaus / Bonynge Cox Ashton Royal Opera
Actors: Judith Howarth, Louis Otey, Bonaventura Bottone, Nancy Gustafson, Eric Garrett
Director: Humphrey Burton
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2000     3hr 17min

This most effervescent of all Johann Strauss's operettas is a perennial favorite, with its tide of bright, frothy Viennese dance music and charmingly nonsensical plot. In this glittering John Cox production, designed by Ju...  more »

     
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Actors: Judith Howarth, Louis Otey, Bonaventura Bottone, Nancy Gustafson, Eric Garrett
Director: Humphrey Burton
Creators: Steve Eveleigh, Carl Haffner, John Mortimer, Richard Genée
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Classical
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 12/19/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1990
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 3hr 17min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: German, German
Subtitles: English

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Mike Smith | Tonkawa, Oklahoma United States | 03/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

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