ADAM Giselle. Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg. The Royal Ballet. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Boris Gruzin. BBC Opus Arte DVD
Count Albrecht......Johan Kobborg
Myrtha (Queen of the Wilis)......Marianela Nuñez
Hilarion (a forester)......Martin Harvey
The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Boris Gruzin
Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Cast gallery & synopsis.
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London in January 2006.
Perhaps the most celebrated ballet of the Romantic era, Adolphe Adam’s intoxicating ballet Giselle is the dramatic story of a peasant girl whose betrayal by her aristocratic lover causes her to go mad before dying and returning as a ghost. Featuring the fabulous Alina Cojocaru in the title role and Johan Kobborg as a torn Count Albrecht, Peter Wright’s sparkling production and John Macfarlane’s pastoral designs create an opulent feast for the eyes, here captured in High Definition video and true surround sound. Giselle was first presented by the Ballet du Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique on June 28, 1841. The title role is one of the most sought-after in ballet, as it demands both technical perfection and great dramatic skill.
‘Cojocaru's interpretation, everyone seems to agree, is one of the greatest of all time, and she continues to refine it with every performance… One of the things which makes Cojocaru so poignant in this role is a quality that one senses in the dancer herself. Something in the emotional charge of her performances, some fragility beneath the ballerina steel, emphasises the ephemeral nature of the art form. It reminds us that we must seize the day.’ The Observer
Running time: 112 mins
Region code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: 2.0 LPCM Stereo / 5.0 DTS Surround Sound
Menu language: EN
BBC Opus Arte DVD OA0993D
|Release Period||September 2008|