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Clémont Philibert Léo Delibes (1836-91)

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Delibes: Coppelia

Delibes: Coppelia


Victor Ullate Ballet Communidad de Madrid

To this day, Coppélia is one of the most often performed ballets of all time.

Coppélia marks a milestone in Léo Delibes' career, he succeeded in combining music and dance at anentirely new level, and as a result he is often called the "father of modern ballet music".

The popular ballet performance is interpreting one of the greatest and most tragic classics.

Choreographer Eduardo Lao and the Víctor Ullate Ballet have transferred the classic work into themodern era : Coppélia is set in a cybernetic laboratory specialized in artificial intelligence, where DoctorCoppelius is attempting to create a female android that moves and acts like human.

Against a backdrop of futuristic sets the Víctor Ullate Ballet clothes this classic in a new, bouncy andcolourful fairytale wardrobe.

Choreographer Eduardo Lao received the 'Public Award' of the Performing Arts in 2012.

Picture Format: 1080i Full HD – 16:9

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 88 mins

German FSK: 0

Worldwide Available

“Although this production is undeniably, when taken as a whole, innovative and original, I also found that it occasionally brought a few cross-cultural references to mind. Anyone, for instance, who enjoys Matthew Bourne's iconoclastic, yet pointedly witty, takes on classical ballet will certainly find this Spanish production's approach sympathique” MusicWeb International, 30th June 2014

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Delibes: Coppelia

Delibes: Coppelia

Filmed live at the Palais Garnier, March 2011


Dorothée Gilbert (Swanilda), Mathias Heymann (Frantz), José Martinez (Coppélius) & Fabrice Bourgeois (Spalanzani)

The Paris Opera Corps de Ballet & Orchestre Colonne

Choreography Patrice Bart

Director Koen Kessels

Premiered by the Opera De Paris in 1870, and inspired by the fantastical writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Coppélia tells the story of a young man who becomes besotted with an exquisite automaton and is finally brought to his senses by his fiancée. In their production from the magnificent Palais Garnier, choreographer Patrice Bart in his final production and designer Ezio Toffolutti explore the story’s darker side while doing full justice to the exuberance and elegance of Delibes’ glorious score.

This production was screened in cinemas worldwide in March 2011

‘’The Paris Opera orchestra played sensuously for the conductor, Koen Kessels...costumes were extremely attractive, set theatrically striking. The dancers were models of self-presentation’’ New York Times

Extra features:

The mystery of Coppélia

Running time 124mins approx

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

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Delibes: Coppelia

Delibes: Coppelia

Filmed on location in Lyon


Françoise Joullié (Swanilda), Josu Zabala (Franz), Nerses Boyadjian (Coppélius) & Maria Brown (Coppélia)

Lyon National Opera Ballet & Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano

Choreography by Maguy Marin

Produced and directed by Thomas Grimm

Léo Delibes was 30 years old when he achieved his critical breakthrough in France’s musical metropolis and created his classic Coppélia. The scenery for this fairy-tale piece was designed by Charles Nuitter, and the story was taken from ETA Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann (The Sandman).

In 1994 the Opéra National de Lyon performed Léo Delibes’s ballet Coppélia under the choreography of Maguy Marin. This special video production by legend Thomas Grimm was filmed on location in Lyon and in the studio. Star conductor Kent Nagano directs the orchestra of the Lyon National Opera.

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This series of Hi-Res Audio releases features the pure sound experience of studio master tapes, available digitally for the first time in their uncompressed form. The 24 Bit resolution with 192 kHz sampling rate enable a whole new way to listen to the original.

Sound Formats: PCM 192 kHz / 48 kHz

Picture Format: 16:9

Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)

Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)

Running Time: 61 mins

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Delibes: Sylvia

Delibes: Sylvia

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 1st and 5th December 2005.


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Choreographer: Frederick Ashton

Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, restored to the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros. Ashton was inspired by the music of Delibes to create such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act 3 pas de deux and the mischievous role of Eros, one of the delightful, darkly comic characterisations for which Ashton became known and loved. Sylvia is a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and classical beauty, the epitome of Ashton style in stage settings of great detail and painterly perfection.

Bonus material:

Illustrated synopsis.

Cast gallery.

Introductions and conclusion to the ballet by Darcey Bussell.

Picture: 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound: 2.0 & 5.1 PCM

Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4

Disc size: 1 x BD50

Subtitles (extra features): FR/DE/ES/IT

Menu language: EN

Running time: 117 mins

“This DVD… shows the Royal Ballet at the top of its…form. …makes an imperious huntress and a commanding Bacchante” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****

“[Darcey Bussell] dances with perfect precision in the pizzicato divertissement and is ravishingly radiant in the pas de deux powerfully partnered by Roberto Bolle who also displays some soaring elevation as the shepherd Aminta. Mara Galeazzi has developed into an accomplished performer and shines as Diana with Martin Harvey providing a superb and mischievous Eros. It is gorgeous - do not miss it” The Stage

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New Year's Concert 2014

New Year's Concert 2014


Delibes:

Sylvia - Pizzicato

Hellmesberger:

Vielliebchen, Polka française, op. 1

Lanner:

Die Romantiker, Op. 167

Strauss, E:

Helen Quadrille, Op. 14

Strauss, J, I:

Carolinen-Galopp, Op. 21a

Radetsky March, Op. 228

Strauss, J, II:

Egyptischer Marsch, Op. 335

Seid umschlungen, Millionen, Waltz, Op. 443

Stürmisch in Lieb' und Tanz, Op. 393

Waldmeister: overture

Klipp-Klapp, Galopp, Op. 466

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Strauss, Josef:

Friedenspalmen, Walzer, Op. 207

Bouquet-Polka (schnell), Op. 188

Neckerei, Polka Mazur, Op. 262

Dynamiden - Waltz Op. 173

Ohne Sorgen! - polka schnell, Op. 271

Schabernack-Polka (schnell), Op. 98

Carriere, Op. 200

Strauss, R:

Capriccio: Intermezzo (Moonlight Music)


The New Year’s Concert live from Vienna is one of the world’s most famous and spectacular classical music events & has been for over 70 years. Broadcasted on TV and radio in almost 80 countries around the world, attracting more than 40 million viewers. These recordings, with works from the Strauss dynasty and their contemporaries are among the classical market's most important releases. In 2014 The Vienna Philharmonic has invited Daniel Barenboim to conduct the New Year's Concert, revolving around waltzes and polkas by the Strauss family (Johann father and son, as well as Josef and Eduard Strauss), and includes works by other composers of that era. The Vienna New Year’s Concert can trace back its origins to 31 December 1939. The concert initially took place on the last day of the year. By 1941, however, it was being held on 1 January, when the Vienna Philharmonic established a tradition that continues to flourish to this day.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“The themes of reconciliation, empathy and peace are subtly in evidence throughout the first part of the programme...Despite his associations with more heavyweight Austrian composers, Barenboim never overplays his hand and has the idiom absolutely off-pat...he shapes and paces things quite beautifully, revealing all sorts of detail and preventing things from ever becoming too bombastic or four-square.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 3rd February 2014

“Recent New Year’s Day concerts have been flat affairs, but the champagne spirit flows freely in Daniel Barenboim’s second stint on the podium...The plums (encores apart) are a seductive Tales from the Vienna Woods (Johann II) and a gorgeous Moonlight Interlude from Capriccio” Sunday Times, 16th February 2014

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The Opera Gala - Live from Baden-Baden

The Opera Gala - Live from Baden-Baden


Bellini:

Norma Overture

Mira, o Norma (from Norma)

Anna Netrebko (soprano) & Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Ah! Per sempre io ti perdei (from I Puritani)

Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Bizet:

Au fond du temple saint (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles)

Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Votre toast je peux vous le rendre 'Toreador Song' (from Carmen)

Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Chapí:

Al pensar en el dueno (from Las Hijas del Zebedeo)

Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Delibes:

Sous le dôme épais (from Lakmé)

Anna Netrebko (soprano) & Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Donizetti:

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Puccini:

O soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)

Anna Netrebko (soprano) & Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Rossini:

Nacqui all'affanno, al pianto...Non più mesta (from La Cenerentola)

Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Soirées musicales: La Danza

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Saint-Saëns:

Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)

Verdi:

Dio, che nell'alma infondere (from Don Carlo)

Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Quando le sere al placido (from Luisa Miller)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Per me giunto è il di (from Don Carlo)

Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Bella figlia dell'amore (from Rigoletto)

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano), Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano), Ramon Vargas (tenor) & Ludovic Tezier (baritone)


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The Royal Ballet: The Collection

The Royal Ballet: The Collection


Adam:

Giselle

Choreography: Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, January 2014

Natalia Osipova (Giselle) & Carlos Acosta (Albrecht)

Boris Gruzin

Delibes:

Sylvia

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 1st and 5th December 2005

Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle, Thiago Soares, Martin Harvey & Mara Galeazzi

Graham Bond

Hérold:

La Fille mal gardée

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton (2015)

Natalia Osipova (Lise), Steven McRae (Colas), Philip Mosley (Widow Simone), Christopher Saunders (Thomas ) & Paul Kay (Alain)

Barry Wordsworth

Liszt:

Mayerling

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan (2009)

Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi, Iohna Loots, William Tuckett, Cindy Jourdain, Sarah Lamb & Elizabeth McGorian

Barry Wordsworth

Minkus:

Don Quixote

Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, October 2013

Marianela Nuñez (Kitri), Carlos Acosta (Basilio), Christopher Saunders (Don Quixote), Philip Mosley (Sancho Panza), Gary Avis (Lorenzo), Bennet Gartside (Gamache), Ryoichi Hirano (Espada), Laura Morera (Mercedes)

Martin Yates (conductor) & Carlos Acosta (director)

La Bayadère

Choreographer: Natalia Makarova. Recorded live from the Royal Opera House, January 2009

Carlos Acosta (Solar), Marianela Nuñez (Gamzatti), Tamara Rojo (Nikiya), Gary Avis (The High Brahmin), Christopher Saunders (Rajah), Kenta Kura (Magdaveya) & Valeri Hristov (Solor’s Friend)

Valeriy Ovsyanikov

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, March 2012

Federico Bonelli (Romeo), Lauren Cuthbertson (Juliet), Alexander Campbell (Mercutio), Bennet Gartside (Tybalt), Dawid Trzensimiech (Benvolio), Vale Rihristov (Paris), Christopher Saunders (Lord Capulet), Christina Arestis (Lady Capulet) & Gary Avis (Escalus Prince of Verona)

Barry Wordsworth

Talbot, J:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 9th March, 2011

auren Cuthbertson (Alice), Sergei Polunin (Jack/The Knave of Hearts), Edward Watson (Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit), Zenaida Yanowsky (Mother/The Queen of Hearts) & Steven Macrae (Mad Hatter)

Barry Wordsworth

The Winter's Tale

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, March 2014

Edward Watson (Leontes), Sarah Lamb (Perdita), Zenaida Yanowsky (Paulina), Steven McRae (Florizel), Federico Bonelli (Polizenes), Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione)

David Briskin

Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake, Op. 20

Choreography: Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov. Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 16th & 24th March 2009

Marianela Nuñez, Thiago Soares, Elizabeth McGorian, Christopher Saunders, Alastair Marriott & David Pickering

Valeriy Ovsyanikov (conductor) & Anthony Dowell (stage director)

The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Nov & Dec, 2009

Miyako Yoshida (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Ricardo Cervera/Steven McRae (Nephew/Nutcracker), Steven McRae (The Prince), Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) & Iohna Loots (Clara)

Koen Kessels (conductor) & Peter Wright (director)

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Choreographer: Marius Petipa, Frederick Ashton & Anthony Dowell. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 5th December 2006

Alina Cojocaru, Federico Bonelli, Christopher Saunders, Elizabeth McGorian, Alastair Marriott, Genesia Rosato & Marianela Nuñez

Valeriy Ovsyanikov

plus:

ASHTON CELEBRATION (2013)

RHAPSODY/THE TWO PIGEONS (2015)

MCGREGOR TRIPLE BILL


Celebrating 60 years since the Royal Ballet was awarded its Royal Charter, this magnificent 15-disc collection brings together 22 ballets spanning a decade of dance.

The Collection illustrates the breadth of the Royal Ballet’s work: from such 19th-century classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker through works by the company’s heritage choreographers Frederick Ashton (including La Fille mal gardée and Rhapsody) and Kenneth MacMillan (Romeo and Juliet and Mayerling), to contemporary classics by the Royal Ballet’s Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale) and Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Chroma, Infra and Limen).

A special edition book is also included, containing new articles about the Royal Ballet, richly illustrated with stunning photographs.

15 x Blu-rays

Running time: 36 hours & 8 minutes approximately

Sound format: LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1


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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7210BD

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