DG BSIN03584934 (DVD-Video)

Ebert, Wolfgang / RSOS / Pitsch-Sarata / Liewehr / Kollo / Zednik / + - Das Land des Lächelns (DVD-Video)

Composer: Franz Lehar

Franz Lehar - Das Land des Lächelns
René Kollo stars in this 1974 atmospheric film-version of Lehar's beloved operetta by the noted Viennese director Arthur Maria Rabenalt. Kollo - whose father and grandfather were both operetta composers and who began his own career in light music - plays Prince Sou-Chong, the role that made a celebrity of another 20th-century tenor, Richard Tauber, and provided him with his most famous song.
As performed here by René Kollo almost half a century later, "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" remains the musical highlight of this colorful romance set in Vienna and the Far East.

Graf Lichtenfels - Fred Liewehr
Lisa - Birgit Pitsch-Sarata
Gustl - Heinz Zednik
Sou-Chong - René Kollo
Mi - Gerhard Frickhöfer
Lin-Po - Herbert Prikopa
Korean Court Ballet
Südfunkchor Stuttgart
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
Conductor: Wolfgang Ebert
Screenplay and Directed by: Arthur Maria Rabenalt
Released 2005.
Price: 24,90 EUR