This operetta, Barbe Bleu(Bluebeard), is sung in German but the viewer of this DVD has the option to view the subtitles in English, French and Italian. There is a second DVD that accompanies the original DVD in the package and it contains stage directions and film clips from performances of this work in the 1960's. The DVD captures the spirit of the original performances which won world wide acclaim everywhere except in France. It would have captured France if the performance was sung in French, the original language of this Opera. The director, Walter Felsenstein, does a magnificent job in directing this production in sets that could have originated in 19th century productions of this work. It would have been nice if the libretto to this operetta was enclosed with the DVD.
I recommend this DVD for purchase to those who like Offenbach, French comedy, and a production which will probably not be rivalled anytime soon. Purchase now before it goes out of print!