Walter Felsenstein Edition - 12DVD boxset

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Walter Felsenstein Edition - 12DVD boxset

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27th Oct 2008




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Walter Felsenstein Edition - 12DVD boxset


Fidelio, Op. 72

Alfred Pöll, Heinz Rehfuss, Richard Holm, Claude Nollier & Magda László

Wiener Symphoniker, Fritz Lehmann


The Cunning Little Vixen

Irmgard Arnold, Manfred Hopp, Werner Enders & Ruth Schob-Lipka

Orchestra and Chorus Of The Komische Oper Berlin, Václav Neumann


Don Giovanni, K527

György Melis, Klara Barlow, John Moulson & Herbert Rössler

Orchestra and Chorus of The Komische Oper Berlin, Zdenek Košler

Le nozze di Figaro, K492

Uwe Kreyssig, Magdalena Falewicz, Ursula Reinhardt-Kiss & József Dene

Orchestra and Chorus of The Komische Oper Berlin, Geza Oberfrank, Geza Oberfrank (conductor) & Alter Felsenstein (stage director)


Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Hanns Nocker, Melitta Muszely, Rudolf Asmus & Werner Enders

Orchestra and Chorus of The Komische Oper Berlin, Karl-Fritz Voigtmann


Sung in German as 'Ritter Blaubart'

Orchestra and Chorus of The Komische Oper Berlin, Karl-Fritz Voigtmann



Hanns Nocker, Christa Noack, Vladimír Bauer & Hanna Schmoock

Orchestra and Chorus of The Komische Oper Berlin, Kurt Masur

Das schlaue Füchslein

1 DVD / 104 Min

+ 18 Min extras

Don Giovanni

DVD 1 89 Min

DVD 2 76 Min + 40 Min rehearsal film


2 DVDs / 121 Min

+ 20 Min extras

Hoffmanns Erzählungen

2 DVDs / 131 Min

+ 32 Min bonus film

Ritter Blaubart

2 DVDs / 139 Min

+ 30 Min extras

Die Hochzeit des Figaro

DVD 1 93 Min

DVD 2 73 Min + 50 Min bonus footage

Recording Date: 1976
Place of recording: Studioproduktion (Berlin, Potsdam-Babelsberg), Komische Oper Berlin, Wien
Running Time: 1016 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Menu Languages NTSC: GB
Subtitle Languages NTSC: F, GB, SP

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Walter Felsenstein (1901–1975), founder and general director of the Komische Oper in Berlin, was one of the twentieth century’s greatest creative theatre directors, who played a hugely important role in the revival of opera as a theatrical art form. A brilliant artist who directed over 190 productions during the course of his career, he was equally committed to the works, their creators, the ensemble and the audience. This unique edition brings together 7 opera films in a rare documentation that offers an insight into the theatrical work of a man whose legendary productions fascinated international audiences for decades. The fi lms can now be experienced for the first time in carefully restored digital form. Felsenstein’s consistent development of the musical/visual language of opera film remains a source of inspiration even today. Opera on fi lm – opera as fi lm – however one describes them, his productions continue to astonish with their clarity and intensity. They will remain an invaluable artistic legacy for generations to come!


Original manuscripts of Walter Felsenstein

Original staging piano reductions with audio examples

Drafts of the stage design, figurines, sketches & drawings

Historical audio material with speeches & interviews with Walter Felsenstein

Rehearsal film “Don Giovanni“ & newsreel footage ”The Tales of Hoffmann”

Footage of Felsenstein stagings 1945–1961

Script excerpts, conceptual scripts & picture galleries

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