Henze: Ondine

Opus Arte: OA1030D

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Henze: Ondine

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OA1030D

Discs:

1

Release date:

29th March 2010

Barcode:

0809478010302

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Henze: Ondine

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, June 2009.


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Choreographer: Frederick Ashton

Miyako Yoshida dances the title role originally created for Margot Fonteyn in the hauntingly beautiful underwater world of Ondine, vividly brought to life by The Royal Ballet. Frederick Ashton’s shimmering choreography, Lila de Nobili’s impressionistic designs and Hans Werner Henze’s specially commissioned, vibrant and inventive score, memorably combine to evoke the many moods and colours of the sea. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

Extra features:

Illustrated synopsis

Cast gallery

The Making of Ondine – an interview with Hans Werner Henze

“Yoshida’s is a musical, well-mannered reading… Watson moves through it as through a nightmare, gesture urgent, dance vivid, the portrait compelling. … We see a masterpiece, disquieting, ever-mysterious.” Financial Times

Running time 114 mins

Region code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0 LPCM & 5.1 DTS

Menu language EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES (documentary only)

BBC Music Magazine

October 2010

****

“Ashton's genius surfaces in supple arm movements and rippling footwork for his heroine. The petite wide-eyed Miyako Yoshida makes an ideal sprite for those of us who never saw Margot Fonteyn in action...Barry Wordsworth and the ROH Orchestra seem totally committed...and the Opus Arte presentation is as flawless as all its previous Royal Ballet releases.”

Penguin Guide

2011 edition

“the camerawork is completely unobtrusive and faithful”

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