Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty
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Cat No: 100313
Format: DVD - NTSC
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 3rd February 2014
The stylish grandeur of choreographer and artistic director Oleg Vinogradov’s production shows the entire company at its best. The superb tradition in dance continues with Larissa Lezhnina, one of Kirov’s stars at that time and brilliant as Princess Aurora, and Farukh Ruzimatov’s performance in the role of Prince Désiré demonstrates both power and grace.
It may be a truism to say Russians interpret Russian music best, but based on this stunning Kirov Ballet performance it’s excitingly and exhilaratingly accurate. From the principal dancers to the last member of the ensemble, the grace and mastery of this world-class company is clearly in evidence.
With its perfect fusion of music and choreographic ideas, The Sleeping Beauty is the quintessential romantic ballet, and it finds its spiritual home preserved in the outstanding classic traditions of the Kirov Ballet (now Mariinsky Ballet).
“The casting is wonderfully even, the two leads being magnificent. Larissa Lezhnina is possibly the finest Aurora I have ever seen and her partner Farukh Ruzimatov is every bit her equal.” - International Record Review
- Princess Aurora: Larissa Lezhnina
- Prince Désiré: Farukh Ruzimatov
- Lilac Fairy: Yulia Makhalina
Choreographer: Oleg Vinogradov
Original Choreography: Marius Petipa
Recorded: Place des Arts, Montréal, 1989
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC
Running Time: 129 mins
Region Code: 0
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