Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87

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Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87

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Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OA0997D

Discs:

2

Release date:

29th Sept 2008

Barcode:

0809478009979

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

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all
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Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87

Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris on 24, 26, 28 April 2008.


Agnès Letestu, José Martinez, Laëtitia Pujol, Stéphanie Romberg, Stéphane Phavorin & Wilfried Romoli

Paris Opera Ballet & Paris Opera Orchestra, Koen Kessels

Bonus Documentary: 'Cinderella goes to Hollywood'

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 185 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 LPCM STEREO / 5.1 DTS SURROUND SOUND
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev’s colourful, “movie-star” version of Prokofiev’s Cinderella retains the classic Perrault story but sets it in America during the difficult years of the Great Depression in the 1930s and 1940s. Agnès Letestu stars as Cinderella who, living with her alcoholic father, tyrannical stepmother and two spiteful stepsisters, dreams of escape and stardom in Hollywood. After a promising screen-test during which The Film Star, suavely portrayed by José Martinez, falls head over heels in love with her, she is fearful that her new-found happiness is too good to be true and will vanish with her youth. Fortunately, her magical protector (in the form of The Producer) and her lover move heaven and earth for a ‘happily ever after’ ending. This is Paris Opera Ballet at its very best.

‘More than a traditional full-length ballet, Nureyev’s Cinderella is a musical fantasy overflowing with vitality.’ Le Figaro

BBC Music Magazine

December 2008

****

“Agnès Letestu is grace and modesty personified in Nureyev's 'Cinderella Goes to Hollywood', overstuffed with references ranging throughout Chaplin, Groucho Marx and King Kong. All of Prokofiev's score is presented.”

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