Ashton - Rhapsody, The Two Pigeons (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7180D

Ashton - Rhapsody, The Two Pigeons (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7180D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 30th September 2016

Contents

Artists

Natalia Osipova
Steven Mcrae
Lauren Cuthbertson
Vadim Muntagirov
Laura Morera
Ryoichi Hirano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Barry Wordsworth

Works

Ashton, Frederick

Rhapsody (Rachmaninov)

Messager, Andre

The Two Pigeons (complete ballet)

Artists

Natalia Osipova
Steven Mcrae
Lauren Cuthbertson
Vadim Muntagirov
Laura Morera
Ryoichi Hirano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Barry Wordsworth

About

Two Frederick Ashton ballets in one exquisite evening performance. Principals Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae dance Ashton’s Rhapsody, created for the Royal Ballet in 1980 by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier, with spectacular choreography to suit the dancers’ star reputations.

Lauren Cuthbertson and Vadim Muntagirov lead a charismatic cast in Ashton’s poignant and heart-warming reflection on Love, The Two Pigeons, based on an old French folk tale and first performed on Valentine’s Day 1961. These two ballets by the company’s founder choreographer capture the Royal Ballet’s famous skill and distinctive style. Barry Wordsworth conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in the rapturous Rachmaninov and Messager scores.

‘… Steven McRae… cutting tremendous shapes in the air, wrapping the score round himself…’ - Financial Times ★★★★★

Extra features:
Includes an introduction to Rhapsody, an introduction to Two Pigeons, exploring the choreography of The Two Pigeons and a cast gallery.

Cast:
Rhapsody:
- Natalia Osipova
- Steven Mcrae
The Two Pigeons:
- The young girl: Lauren Cuthbertson
- The young man: Vadim Muntagirov
- A gypsy girl: Laura Morera
- Her lover: Ryoichi Hirano

Running time: 118 minutes
Sound format: LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1

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