The Frederick Ashton Collection Vol.2 (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1281BD

The Frederick Ashton Collection Vol.2 (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1281BD

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 11th October 2019

Contents

Artists

Darcey Bussell
Roberto Bolle
Thiago Soares
Marianela Nunez
Carlos Acosta
William Tuckett
Jonathan Howells
Victoria Hewitt
Ricardo Cervera
Joshua Tuirua
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductors

Graham Bond
Anthony Twiner
Paul Murphy

Works

Delibes, Leo

Sylvia

Herold, Ferdinand

La Fille mal gardee

Lanchbery, John

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

Artists

Darcey Bussell
Roberto Bolle
Thiago Soares
Marianela Nunez
Carlos Acosta
William Tuckett
Jonathan Howells
Victoria Hewitt
Ricardo Cervera
Joshua Tuirua
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductors

Graham Bond
Anthony Twiner
Paul Murphy

About

Three classic full-length ballets are brought together in the special collection celebrating Frederick Ashton’s work.

Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, restored to the splendour of its elegant, opulent three-act form and featuring the choreographer’s darkly comic characterisations.

By contrast La Fille mal gardée, starring Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta, has been treasured as one of Ashton’s happiest creations – his artistic tribute to nature and his beloved Suffolk countryside.

The Tales of Beatrix Potter bring the famous stories of the English writer and illustrator to life in a warm and witty work for all ages. Swept up in the ballet’s childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colourful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit.

Recorded in true Surround Sound.

“The choreography’s apparent – but not actual! – simplicity and its sheer joie de vivre”
– Musicweb International (La Fille mal gardée)

“[Darcey Bussell] dances with perfect precision in the pizzicato divertissement and is ravishingly radiant in the pas de deux powerfully partnered by Roberto Bolle who also displays some soaring elevation as the shepherd Aminta… It is gorgeous – do not miss it.” – The Stage (Sylvia)

“Nuñez and Acosta are unsurpassable respectively in the feminine grace and masculine confidence of Ashton’s Lise and Colas, and their mimetic skills are delicious.” – BBC Music Magazine ★★★★ (La Fille mal gardée)

“Peter Rabbit’s beautiful and magical garden of dreams will transport every adult straight back to their childhood.” – The Stage (Tales of Beatrix Potter)

Extra features:
- Cast interviews
- Illustrated synopses
- Introductions and conclusions to the ballet by Darcey Bussell

Duration: 300 minutes

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