Minkus - Don Quichotte
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Cat No: 107009
Format: DVD - NTSC
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 2nd February 2009
Les Premiers Danseurs, Le Corps de Ballet et l’Orchestre de l’Opera National de Paris
At his side was the great French dancer and choreographer Marius Petipa (1818-1910), who was born in Vienna and worked as ballet composer at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre and at the Marientheater in St Petersburg and is considered the most important predecessor of Tchaikovsky.
This DVD presents the version choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev, which was performed in a new production by the Paris opera in April 2002 with an outstanding cast, among whom were Aurélie Dupont as Kitri and Manuel Legris as Basile. Rudolf Nureyev had himself danced the part of Basile in Leningrad when he was barely older than 21 years. After his spectacular request for asylum in France in 1961, he endeavoured to introduce this work, frequently performed in the East, to the West. He created a new choreography in 1966 for a performance in the Vienna State Opera. On the whole he adhered to the original Petipa concept and merely reduced the five acts to three acts and one prologue.
- Kitri: Aurélie Dupont
- Basile: Manuel Legris
- Espada: Jean-Guillaume Bart
- Don Quichotte: Jean-Marie Didière
- Sancho: Fabien Roques
Choreography and Stage Direction: Rudolf Nureyev (based on Marius Petipa’s Ballet)
Set Design: Alexandre Beliaev
Costumes: Elena Rivkina
Live recording from the Opera National de Paris, 2002.
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC
Menu Languages: GB
Subtitle Languages: None
Running Time: 122 min
Region Code: 0
Worldwide available excluding Japan
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