Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Catalogue No:

107203
(107 203)

Discs:

1

Release date:

29th Nov 2010

Barcode:

0807280720396

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Live Recording from From The Teatro Alla Scala, 2007


Alessandra Ferri, Roberto Bolle & Massimo Murru

Teatro Alla Scala, Nir Kabaretti

DVD Video

$27.50

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Choreography by George Balanchine

Restaged by Patricia Neary, Sara Leland

Set & Costume Design by Luisa Spinatelli

The DVD shows a recording of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the famous Balanchine choreography, which made the ballet such a popular staple with companies all over the world.

Danced by three star-dancers in the main roles and a company that ranks among the best in the world, it guarantees first class entertainment.

George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the summery counterpart to his Christmassy Nutcracker: Its youthful charm and light esprit, the ease of transition between the realm of Oberon’s fairy kingdom, the aristocratic world of the Athenian court, the tit-for-tat of the bourgeois lovers and the artisans’ provincial theatre and the “free spirit” Puck, makes it a ballet for the whole family and a joy to watch.

The whole production with its fantastic costumes, the fairy-tale scenery and the wonderful dancing is like an unearthly dream in itself.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Running Time: 104 mins

FSK: 0

BBC Music Magazine

March 2011

****

“Balanchine's Shakespearean homage...shows a master's touch in combining story-telling with divertissements”

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