Opus Arte Sets May Arrival for Strauss' 'Die Fledermaus' Blu-ray

Posted Wed Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
Strauss: Die Fledermaus [Blu-ray Box Art]

Opus Arte is planning a late-May debut for its latest Blu-ray release, 'Strauss: Die Fledermaus.'

Originally released on HD DVD earlier this year, Opus Arte has set a May 27 Blu-ray street date for this BBC production of Strauss' famed comedic operetta, which includes performances and music from the The Glyndebourne Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

The complete 196-minute program will be presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc, in 1080i/VC-1 video and offering audio flavors in PCM 5.0 Surround and 2.0 Stereo (versus the Dolby TrueHD tracks found on the HD DVD). English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian subtitles are also offered.

Extras include interviews with the cast, multiple still galleries highlighting the costumes and stage design, and two featurettes, one on the building and architecture of Glyndebourne’s new opera house, and the second a BBC feature on the Waltz.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.99.

You'll find disc details for 'Strauss: Die Fledermaus' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 27.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Opus Arte's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Strauss: Die Fledermaus' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Strauss: Die Fledermaus (Blu-ray)
Strauss: Die Fledermaus (HD DVD)
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