Frederick Ashton: The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite & Armand (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1264D

Frederick Ashton: The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite & Armand (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1264D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 27th July 2018

Contents

Artists

Akane Takada
Steven McRae
Marianela Nunez
Vadim Muntagirov
Zenaida Yanowsky
Roberto Bolle
Paul Stobart (piano)
Robert Clark (piano)
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Emmanuel Plasson

Works

Franck, Cesar

Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

Liszt, Franz

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Artists

Akane Takada
Steven McRae
Marianela Nunez
Vadim Muntagirov
Zenaida Yanowsky
Roberto Bolle
Paul Stobart (piano)
Robert Clark (piano)
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Emmanuel Plasson

About

Three contrasting ballets by The Royal Ballet’s founder choreographer Frederick Ashton: The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations (1946) is an early Ashton masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Marguerite and Armand (1963), here danced by former Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky and guest artist Roberto Bolle, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Emmanuel Plasson.

‘First-rate dancing in an Ashton triple bill that offers comedy, serenity and demi-monde ardour’ – The Stage

‘Saying farewell to the Royal Ballet after 23 years, Yanowsky shows her quality as an actress, a dancer and a star.’ – The Stage

‘A passionate tribute to an all-time genius’
 – The Daily Telegraph

Extra features: Introduction to The Dream, Bottom on pointe, Introduction to Symphonic Variations, Interview with Zenaida Yanowsky

Running time: 138 minutes
Sound format: LPCM 2.0, DTS Digital Surround

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