Lehár - Das Land des Lächelns (Wolfgang Ebert, René Kollo, Birgit Pitsch-Sarata) (2006/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.91 Gb (DVD9) | 100 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol
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.