Ashton - Rhapsody, The Two Pigeons (Blu-ray)
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Label: Opus Arte
Cat No: OABD7180D
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 30th September 2016
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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 ★★★★★
Includes an introduction to Rhapsody, an introduction to Two Pigeons, exploring the choreography of The Two Pigeons and a cast gallery.
- 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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