ASHTON, FREDERICK The Dream - Mendlessohn, Symphonic Variations - Franck, Marguerite And Armand - Liszt. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Emmanuel Plasson. Opus Arte DVD
Marguerite and Armand
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Emmanuel Plasson
Three contrasting ballets by The Royal Ballet’s Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton: The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations (1946) is an early Ashton masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Marguerite and Armand (1963), here danced by former Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky and Guest Artist Roberto Bolle, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Emmanuel Plasson. 'First-rate dancing in an Ashton triple bill that offers comedy, serenity and demi-monde ardour' (The Stage). 'Saying farewell to the Royal Ballet after 23 years, Yanowsky shows her quality as an actress, a dancer and a star. There’s a grand sweep to her movement, while her alert stage presence makes tiny moments count ... It’s a very moving goodbye' (The Independent).
‘‘First-rate dancing in an Ashton triple bill that offers
comedy, serenity and demi-monde ardour’’ (The Stage)
‘‘Saying farewell to the Royal Ballet after 23 years, Yanowsky shows her quality as an actress, a dancer and a star.’’ (The Stage)
‘‘A passionate tribute to an all-time genius’’ (The Daily Telegraph)
Running time: 138 minutes
Sound format: LPCM 2.0, DTS Digital Surround (DVD)
- Extra Features: Introduction to The Dream, Bottom on pointe, Introduction to Symphonic Variations and Interview with Zenaida Yanowsky.
Opus Arte DVD OA1264D
|Release Period||August 2018|