The Beauty of Ballet
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Label: Opus Arte
Cat No: OAF4030BD
Number of Discs: 5
Release Date: 29th September 2014
La Fille mal gardee
ArtistsThe Australian Ballet
Bringing together five classic productions from The Australian Ballet, this special collection explores the beauty of ballet by uniting spectacular choreography, stunning set design, premier dancers and sumptuous musical scores.
Five very different worlds are assembled, all of which are guaranteed to enthral viewers for their visual charm and powerful narrative. As well as the classics Giselle, Coppélia and La Fille mal gardée, the collection also includes Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed take on the tragic love story Manon as well as László Seregi’s epic account of the Roman soldier Spartacus.
- Delibes: Coppélia
Choreography: Arthur Saint-Léon
- Adam: Giselle
Choreography: Marius Petipa
"Phenomenal dramatic impact… no other staging in recent memory has built upon such detail with such dramatic coherence." - The New York Times
- Massenet: Manon
Choreography: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
"A spectacular drama of lust, greed and death… raunchy in subject matter and robust in interpretation. It is also graceful, beautiful and moving, action-packed and highly entertaining." - The Telegraph-Mirror
- Hérold: La Fille mal Gardée
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
"Comedy, pathos and lyricism unite in choreographic perfection to create one of the masterpieces in the 20th century ballet repertoire." - The Herald
- Khachaturián: Spartacus
Choreography: László Seregi
Running time: 9 hours aprox
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Territory Exclusions: Australia, NZ and North America
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