The Art of Roberto Bolle: Sylvia, Notre-Dame de Paris, Gala des Etoiles (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7224BD

The Art of Roberto Bolle: Sylvia, Notre-Dame de Paris, Gala des Etoiles (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7224BD

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 25th June 2021

Contents

Artists

Roberto Bolle
Darcey Bussell
Thiago Soares
Martin Harvey
Mara Galeazzi
Natalia Osipova
Eris Nezha
Mick Zeni
Svetlana Zakharova
Massimo Murru
Nicoletta Manni
Claudio Coviello
Maria Eichwald
Mellisa Hamilton
Lucia Lacarra
Polina Seminova
The Royal Ballet
Teatro alla Scala Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala

Conductors

Graham Bond
Paul Connelly
David Coleman

Works

Delibes, Leo

Sylvia

Jarre, Maurice

Notre Dame de Paris

Artists

Roberto Bolle
Darcey Bussell
Thiago Soares
Martin Harvey
Mara Galeazzi
Natalia Osipova
Eris Nezha
Mick Zeni
Svetlana Zakharova
Massimo Murru
Nicoletta Manni
Claudio Coviello
Maria Eichwald
Mellisa Hamilton
Lucia Lacarra
Polina Seminova
The Royal Ballet
Teatro alla Scala Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala

Conductors

Graham Bond
Paul Connelly
David Coleman

About

This set of three films provides an outstanding showcase for the artistry of dancer Roberto Bolle, a ballet star of our own time.

For the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia was restored to the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form. Casting Bolle as Aminta alongside Darcey Bussell in the title role, this is a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and classical beauty.

By contrast Roland Petit’s Notre-Dame de Paris exudes modernity, with its cool choreography and chic costumes by Yves Saint-Laurent. Here Bolle’s tragic Quasimodo, by turns fierce and tender, dances opposite Natalia Osipova as Esmeralda.

In a second production from La Scala, the Ballet Corp’s traditional Grand Gala aligns with Milan’s tenure as host city of EXPO 2015, and Roberto Bolle, as one of La Scala’s étoiles, plays a central role in the stunning programme of excerpts. He performs the pas de deux from yet another Petit masterwork, dancing Don José to Polina Semionova’s Carmen, along with the mesmerizing contemporary solo Prototype.

Recorded in true Surround Sound.

“[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.” – The Stage (Sylvia)

“As for Bolle, it’s got to be hard enough to dance most of a two-hour ballet with one shoulder hunched up to your ear, much less to elicit compassion for a character who is (in this telling) underdeveloped. Yet he manages to instill Quasimodo with a tragic air that is both fierce and tender.” – arts.heraldtribune.com (Notre-Dame)

“This was a dazzling night of dance, a grand ‘Gala of stars’ indeed.” – Sydney Arts Guide (Gala des Étoiles)

Extra features:
- Sylvia introduced by Darcey Bussell
- Behind the curtain of Notre-Dame de Paris
- Illustrated synopsis for Sylvia
- Cast galleries

Casts:

Sylvia (The Royal Ballet)
- Sylvia Darcey Bussell
- Aminta Roberto Bolle
- Orion Thiago Soares
- Eros Martin Harvey
- Diana Mara Galeazzi
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Graham Bond
Director: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Léo Delibes

Notre-Dame de Paris (Teatro alla Scala Ballet)
- Esmeralda Natalia Osipova
- Quasimodo Roberto Bolle
- Phoebus Eris Nezha
- Frollo Mick Zeni
Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala / Paul Connelly
Choreographer: Roland Petit
Composer: Maurice Jarre

Gala des Étoiles (Teatro alla Scala Ballet)
Featuring performances by
- Svetlana Zakharova
- Roberto Bolle
- Massimo Murru
- Nicoletta Manni
- Claudio Coviello,
- Mick Zeni
- Maria Eichwald
- Mellisa Hamilton
- Lucia Lacarra
- Polina Seminova and more
Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala / David Coleman

Duration: approx. 355 minutes
Subtitles:
- Sylvia (extras): FR, DE, ES, IT;
- Notre-Dame (extra): EN
Audio: LPCM 2.0 + Surround 5.1 DTS Master Audio

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