Frederick Ashton’s Tales of Beatrix Potter | Opus Arte OA1001D

Frederick Ashton’s Tales of Beatrix Potter

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1001D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 10th July 2015

Contents

Artists

Victoria Hewitt
Ricardo Cervera
Jonathan Howells
Gemma Sykes
Gary Avis
Bennet Gartside
Laura Morena
The Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Conductor

Paul Murphy

Works

Lanchbery, John

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

Artists

Victoria Hewitt
Ricardo Cervera
Jonathan Howells
Gemma Sykes
Gary Avis
Bennet Gartside
Laura Morena
The Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Conductor

Paul Murphy

About

Created by Frederick Ashton for a film in 1971, Tales of Beatrix Potter brings alive, with rich characterisation and invention, the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter. John Lanchbery’s  music (incorporating mostly forgotten Victorian melodies) is utterly captivating, inspiring spirited playing from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy. Christine Edzard's designs conjure up a lost England of field mice and Berkshire black pigs, of foxgloves and shady groves. Swept up in the ballet’s childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colourful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit. Ashton's warm and witty, yet demanding, choreography creates a piece of charm and grace for all ages.

Mrs Tittlemouse: Victoria Hewitt
Johnny Town-Mouse: Ricardo Cervera
Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Jonathan Howells
Jemima Puddle-Duck: Gemma Sykes
The Fox: Gary Avis
Pigling Bland: Bennet Gartside
Pig-Wig: Laura Morera

The Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Choreographer:
Frederick Ashton
Conductor: Paul Murphy

Running time:
76 minutes
Sound format: Dolby stereo/DTS Surround

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