Die Fledermaus: Royal Opera House

  |  Buy to Own: 01/10/1988
  |  177 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Johann Strauss' most famous opera is performed at the Royal Opera House, with Kiri Te Kanawa and Benjamin Luxon heading a very strong cast, and Placido Domingo making a rare appearance as the conductor. Rosalinde, wife of Eisenstein, is having an affair with Alfred. Eisenstein is due to begin a prison sentence the next morning, and the prison governor, Frank, is expected to collect him at any moment. However, Eisenstein allows himself to be talked into attending a fancy dress ball by Dr Falke, and when Frank arrives to find Alfred with Rosalinde, he assumes him to be Eisenstein and carts him off to prison.