Minkus - Don Quixote (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1350D

Minkus - Don Quixote (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1350D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 26th November 2021

Contents

Artists

Rudolf Nureyev
Robert Helpmann
Ray Powell
Lucette Aldous
Colin Peasley
Marilyn Rowe
Kelvin Coe
The Australian Ballet
State Orchestra of Victoria

Conductor

John Lanchbery

Works

Minkus, Ludwig

Don Quixote

Artists

Rudolf Nureyev
Robert Helpmann
Ray Powell
Lucette Aldous
Colin Peasley
Marilyn Rowe
Kelvin Coe
The Australian Ballet
State Orchestra of Victoria

Conductor

John Lanchbery

About

This spectacular film of Don Quixote, choregraphed after Petipa and directed for the screen by Russian ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev, is recognised as one of the finest ballet performances ever caught on camera and a cinematic triumph in its own right.

Filmed in Melbourne with the Australian Ballet in 1973, the cast includes Nureyev as Basilio, Sir Robert Helpmann as the deluded knight and Lucette Aldous as Kitri. This timeless story of love, gallantry and misadventure – all unfolding with Minkus’s exhilarating Spanish-flavoured music – has stood the test of time as one of the world’s most popular ballets.

Lovingly restored from the original 35mm film, and to be heard for the first time in full surround sound digital stereo created for the DVD and Blu-ray release, this is finally, how Nureyev intended his Don Quixote to be seen and heard.

“The finest full-length dance film ever.” – Dance Magazine

“One of the best ballet films we’ve had to date.”
– New York Magazine

“Something more than cinema, greater than dance. It was like a moving painting by a great artist.” – Atlantic Herald

Extra features:
- A little of Don Quixote: the making of the film
- Restoring the Impossible Dream: the restoration process
- Artist biographies

Cast:
- Basilio: Rudolf Nureyev
- Don Quixote: Robert Helpmann
- Sancho Panza: Ray Powell
- Kitri / Dulcinea: Lucette Aldous
- Gamache: Colin Peasley
- Street Dancer / Queen of the Dryads: Marilyn Rowe
- Espada: Kelvin Coe

Duration: approx. 111 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 + Dolby Digital 5.1

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