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Leon (Ludwig) Fyodorovich Minkus (1826-1917)

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The Art of Petipa & Gorsky - Don Quichot

The Art of Petipa & Gorsky - Don Quichot


Minkus:

Don Quixote

Live from the Amsterdam Music Theatre, 2010


Anna Tsygankova (Kitri), Matthew Golding (Basilio), Peter de Jong (Don Quichot) & Karel Rooij (Sancho Panza)

Dutch National Ballet & Holland Symfonia, Kevin Rhodes

Choreography: Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky

Production & Additional Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky

Décor & Costume Design: Jérôme Kaplan

Lighting Design: James F Ingalls

Don Quichot – an audience favourite of prestigious companies worldwide – is a dazzling display of high spirits, virtuosity and Spanish temperament. The leading Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky has drawn inspiration for his production from the libretto of the first version of Don Quichot by Marius Petipa, created in 1869. The modern designs for the ballet, by the renowned French designer Jérôme Kaplan, refer to the times of Cervantes.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Region Code: 0

Running Time: 122 mins + 30 mins (Bonus)

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Minkus: Don Quixote

Minkus: Don Quixote


Natalia Osipova, Leonid Sarafanov, Riccardo Massimi, Matthew Endicott, Giuseppe Conte

Teatro alla Scala, Alexander Titov

Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev

Staged By: Raffaele Del Savio

In this production from Teatro alla Scala the ballet Don Quixote is shown in the legendary choreography of Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev´s intention by fusing together the worlds of Commedia dell´Arte and classical ballet to create a visual feast for its audience, has made Don Quixote one of the most loved ballets world-wide.

With its sparkling energy and the bright colours of the staging by Raffaele Del Savio and Anna Anni, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, transports audiences with freshness, joy and choreographic splendour to an enchanting Spain, with gypsy dances, fandangos, matadors, windmills and the airy candour of the Garden of the Dryads. The ballet of Teatro alla Scala and the classical ballet stars Natalia Osipova (principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London and the Mikhaylovsky Theatre Ballet in St Petersburg) and Leonid Sarafanov (principal dancer of the Mikhaylovsky Theatre Ballet in St Petersburg) make this a breathtaking, and distinctive performance.

Recording Date: Teatro alla Scala, 2015

Sound Format DVD: DTS 5.1, Dolby Stereo

Picture 16:9, HD

Booklet: English, German, French

Total Running Time: 120 mins

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Minkus: Don Quixote

Minkus: Don Quixote

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)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Martin Yates (conductor) & Carlos Acosta (director)

Choreography Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa

Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics was eagerly anticipated, as was his own starring role in the production (as Basilio), opposite the Argentinian Royal Ballet principal Marianela Nuñez (Kitri). Packed cinemas for the live relay, as well as sold-out houses for his performances, testified to the draw the great Cuban dancer still exerts – and the audiences were not disappointed. Still built on Petipa’s original choreography, Acosta’s clear dramatic structure and vivid stage action gave the ‘boy gets girl despite her father’ story a more convincing air than usual, with Don Quixote’s parallel obsession with Dulcinea-Kitri coherently woven into the plot. Acosta’s and Nuñez’s performances were peerless, Tim Hatley’s stage designs vivid and apposite, and this production is surely destined to be a perennial Royal Ballet favourite.

Extra features: Introduction to Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote and a cast gallery.

Running time: 125 minutes

Subtitles: N/A

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Minkus: La Bayadère

Minkus: La Bayadère

Recorded in January 2013 at the Bolshoi


Svetlana Zakharova (Bayadère Nikiya), Vladislav Lantratov (Solor), Maria Alexandrova (Gamzatti), Alexey Loparevich (Dugmanta, Rajah), Andrey Sitnikov (The High Brahmin) & Denis Medvedev (The Golden Idol)

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Pavel Sorokin

Choreography by Marius Petipa

New choreographic version Yuri Grigorovich with scenes from productions by Vakhtang Chabukiani, Nikolai Zubkovsky, Konstantin Sergeyev

Set and costume designer Nikolay Sharonov

Set and costume adviser Valery Levental

Lighting design Mikhail Sokolov

Marius Petipa’s exotic ballet, set in legendary and mysterious India, is a story of love, death and vengeful judgement. Yuri Grigorovich’s sumptuous recreation of Petipa’s choreography, with breathtaking sets and costumes designed by Nikolay Sharonov, stars Svetlana Zakharova as the Bayadère Nikiya, Vladislav Lantratov as Solor and Maria Alexandrova as Gamzatti the jealous rival.

“Boasts a celebrated Kingdom of Shades sequence” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013

“Kitsch even by classical ballet standards, this Bolshoi production of the Marius Petipa-choreographed oriental fantasy wit bland music by Minkus boasts a celebrated Kingdom of Shades sequence.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013 ****

“Perhaps the best Gamzatti captured on film since the Kirov’s Tantina Terekhova in 1977” Dancing Times, September 2013

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Treasures of the Russian Ballet

Treasures of the Russian Ballet


Adam:

Giselle

excerpts

Khachaturian:

Gayane

excerpts

Minkus:

Don Quixote

excerpts

Prokofiev:

The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118: Act 1

Cinderella, Op. 87

excerpts

Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake: Pas de deux


Russia’s two great ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Kirov Ballet (now the Mariinsky) undertook their first major post-war tours in the early 1960s, exposing the West to the bravura and discipline of the Russian dancers for the first time. This DVD brings together performances by members of both companies, providing rare footage of some of the most brilliant dancers of their time.

The Stone Flower features Yuri Soloviev, a dancer of great renown despite his tragically short life. Famed for his extraordinary elevation, he was often compared to Nijinsky. Soloviev was celebrated for his role of Danila in The Stone Flower, a ballet in which he and Alla Sizova, who danced the role of Katerina, enjoyed immense success at Covent Garden during the tour of 1960. This BBC recording of Act 1 was a result of the enthusiastic response to the production.

The Pas de deux from Act II of Swan Lake comes from the Bolshoi’s famous 1956 debut tour to London. Specially shot for the BBC and produced by Margaret Dale, a renowned dancer and ballet producer, the broadcast drew 12 million viewers and became the first of many films for television that Dale made with the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies.

The remaining four Bolshoi Ballet extracts – Cinderella, Giselle, Gayaneh and Don Quixote – comprise shorter selections, specially filmed for the BBC in 1963, once again produced by Margaret Dale. Each of the Bolshoi selections displays the immense versatility and virtuosity of the company’s principal dancers, a line-up usually reserved for gala occasions.

This is the first DVD released of this material.

Sound format: Enhanced Mono

DVD format: NTSC

Picture format: 4:3

Running time: 82’

Subtitles: n/a

Menu languages: English

Booklet languages: E/F/G

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Territory Restrictions: None

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Minkus: La Bayadère

Minkus: La Bayadère

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)

The Royal Ballet & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Valeriy Ovsyanikov

Choreographer: Natalia Makarova

Marius Petipa’s exotic ballet, set in legendary India, is a story of love, death and vengeful judgement. Natalia Makarova’s sumptuous recreation of Petipa’s choreography, with atmospheric sets by Pier Luigi Samaritini and beautiful costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend, stars Tamara Rojo as the Bayadère (temple dancer) Nikiya, Carlos Acosta as Solor, and Marianela Nuñez as Gamzatti whose alluring presence challenges Solor’s love for Nikiya. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

‘There wasn’t a single physical gesture that didn’t mean something, that didn’t speak of love trying and failing to blossom.’ The Daily Telegraph

Extra features:

Tamara Rojo on dancing La Bayadère

Leanne Cope and Francesca Filpi on the corps de ballet

Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta rehearse with Alexander Agadzhanov

Natalia Makarova on choreographing La Bayadère

Region Code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

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Minkus: Don Quixote

Minkus: Don Quixote


Vladimir Ponomarev (Don Quixote), Anton Lukovkin (Sancho Panza), Igor Petropv (Lorenzo), Olesya Novikova (Kitri), Leonid Sarafanov (Basilio), Vladimir Lepeyev (Gamash) & Andrei Merkuriev (Espada)

Corps of the Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Pavel Bubelnikov

Choreography: Marius Petipa

TV Director: Brian Large

Decca’s association with arguably the world’s greatest ballet company continues with their colourful production of the Petipa classic.

A breath-taking ensemble performance of Petipa’s popular Don Quichotte, loosely based on Cervantes famous novel, from the world-renowned Mariinsky Ballet.

The Mariinsky’s top principal male, Leonid Sarafanov (the Prince in Decca’s Mariinsky Nutcracker, released in 2007) gives another virtuosic yet elegant performance as Basilio in this lively and colourful production.

Filmed in High-Definition widescreen, this film was recorded during the company’s successful visit to Vienna in 2006 and is part of Decca’s continuing association with this awesome ballet company, joining Swan Lake and the Nutcracker which were released in 2007.

Menus: English. Booklet Notes: English, French, and German

“In Mariinsky's revived 1900 production several Golovin backdrops charm, but Minkus's plain score and the unCervantean narrative drag until the final Pas de deux by Novikova and Sarafanov.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2010 ***

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Minkus: Don Quixote

Minkus: Don Quixote


Viengsay Valdès (Kitri), Romel Frometa (Basilio), Dayron Vera (Don Quixote) & Javier Sanchez (Sancho Panza)

Ballet Nacional de Cuba & Symphonic Orchestra of the Great Theatre of Havana, Giovanni Duarte

If there is one country in the world where classical ballet is still an art form for the people and by the people, it is Cuba A veritable artistic miracle, the Cuban National Ballet was born of the unshakeable will of a heroic woman.Alicia Alonso, founded this improbable ballet company in 1948, with the support of Fidel Castro, and 60 years later, the octogenarian former prima ballerina, whose sight started to fail aged 20, is still the director.

A star of the American Ballet Theatre, New York, in the ‘40s, first Westerner to dance at the Kirov and Bolshoi, she has produced such stars as Covent Garden's Carlos Acosta and created a culture where the ambition to star in such a very European choreographic tradition is akin to that of being a footballer in Brazil. Alicia Alonso is a tenacious warrior who has shared her passion with all the Cuban people, taking it to schools all over the country.

Bonus c30mins: Interviews and rehearsals with Alicia Alonso, filmed in the glass-roofed Grand Palais, Paris. Highlights from Giselle and Don Quixote, Alicia dancing & modern productions

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Minkus: Don Quixote

Minkus: Don Quixote


Nina Ananiashvili (Kitri/Dulcinea), Aleksandr Astafiev (Don Quixote), Evgeny Katusov (Sancho Panza), Vladimir Golub (Gamache)

Shinsei Nihon Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Sotnikov

Don Quixote retains its foothold in the standard repertoire through its colorful dances, a whimsical story and its brilliantly virtuosic last act pas de deux. Virtuosity is very much on display in this 1992 performance by the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet during the company’s Japanese tour. Nina Ananiashvili’s Kitri displays her astonishing technical gifts, her natural charm and a flair for comedy. Her long-time partner, Alexei Fadeyechev as Basil, is her perfect foil in all these respects. This video is the only record of Ananiashvili in one of her signature roles.

Color, stereo, 120 mins, all regions.

Live performance from the NHK Hall, Tokyo on 20th September, 1992

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Minkus: La Bayadère

Minkus: La Bayadère

Orchestrated Lanchbery


Isabelle Guérin (Nikiya), Laurent Hilaire (Solor), Élisabeth Platel (Gamzatti), Wilfried Romoli (The Golden Idol), Lionel Delanoë (The Fakir), Jean-Marie Didière (The Rajah), Francis Malovic (The High Brahmin) & Agnès Letestu, Clotilde Vayer, Nathalie Riqué (The Three Shades)

Paris Opera Ballet & Orchestre Colonne, Michel Quéval

Choreography and Staging: Rudolf Nureyev

Sets: Ezio Frigerio

Costumes: Franca Squarciapino

SYNOPSIS

Exotic and mysterious India serves as the backdrop to this story of doomed love. The bayadere Nikiya loves the warrior Solor and is loved by him in return. Solor however is obliged to become engaged to Gamzatti, daughter of a Rajah. Gamzatti, aware that Nikiya is her rival, sends her a basket of flowers, concealing a snake. Bitten by it, Nikiya dies, and Solor, driven to despair by her death, takes refuge in opium-induced thoughts. The ghosts of dead bayadères appear to him in the Kingdom of Shades – among them is Nikiya who forgives him.

Subtitles: French, German

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