Delibes: Sylvia

Opus Arte: OA0986D

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Delibes: Sylvia

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OA0986D

Discs:

1

Release date:

29th Oct 2007

Barcode:

0809478009863

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Delibes: Sylvia

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 Léo 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.


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

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 117 Mins
SOUND: DTS SURROUND 5.1 / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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BBC Music Magazine

January 2008

****

“This DVD… shows the Royal Ballet at the top of its…form. …makes an imperious huntress and a commanding Bacchante…”

The Stage

“[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”

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