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Talbot - Like Water for Chocolate (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1366D

Talbot - Like Water for Chocolate (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1366D

Barcode: 0809478013662

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 23rd June 2023

Contents

Artists

Francesca Hayward
Laura Morera
Mayara Magri
Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Marcelino Sambe
Matthew Ball
Christina Arestis
Benjamin Ella
Gary Avis
Isabella Gasparini
Sian Griffiths
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Alondra De La Parra

Works

Talbot, Joby

Like Water for Chocolate

Artists

Francesca Hayward
Laura Morera
Mayara Magri
Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Marcelino Sambe
Matthew Ball
Christina Arestis
Benjamin Ella
Gary Avis
Isabella Gasparini
Sian Griffiths
The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Alondra De La Parra

About

Experience a tale of love, passion, food and magic in this world-premiere recording from The Royal Ballet.

- Pedro: “I swear I will love you forever.”

- Mama Elena: “You know perfectly well that being the youngest daughter means you have to take care of me until the day I die.”


A modern Mexican classic provides the basis for a theatrical tale of love, jealousy, repression, and revolution.

The Royal Ballet’s 2022 production reunited Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the stellar creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale into dance, composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley.

Inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel, the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. The full company, led by Francesca Hayward as Tita and Marcelino Sambé as Pedro, reshape this captivating family saga into a richly layered and engrossing new ballet where passion, mystery and magic combine.

“…arresting... a big-spectacle ballet” – The New York Times)

“Christopher Wheeldon’s delectable take on a magic-realist love story... a fulfilling ballet full of buoyant movement and visually arresting coups de theatre” – The Guardian ★★★★

“The performances across the cast for this world premiere were exceptionally good. Hayward and Sambé brought all the frustrations of unrequited love to the surface and their final pas de deux, leading to a sensational ending to the ballet, was deliciously sensual and passionate, and danced with great feeling.” – Bachtrack

“Bob Crowley, whose phantasmagoric designs were the making of 2011’s Alice and who created powerful stage pictures for 2014’s The Winter’s Tale, was a natural choice to bring Esquivel’s dreamlike imagery to life” – The Financial Times

“In another ambitious work from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, Francesca Hayward and co. take on a Mexican drama of baroque complexity.” – The Telegraph ★★★★

Extra features:
- Creating Like Water for Chocolate
- Introducing Like Water for Chocolate
- Cast and production galleries

Cast:
- Tita: Francesca Hayward
- Mama Elena: Laura Morera
- Rosaura: Mayara Magri
- Gertrudis: Meaghan Grace Hinkis
- Pedro: Marcelino Sambé
- Dr John Brown: Matthew Ball
- Nacha: Christina Arestis
- Juan Alejandrez: Benjamin Ella
- Don Pasqual: Gary Avis
- Chencha: Isabella Gasparini

Guest singer: Sian Griffiths
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Designer: Bob Crowley
Lighting designer: Natasha Katz

Duration: approx. 115 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 + DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles (extra features only): EN, FR, DE, JP, KO
FSK: 0
Region: All Regions

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