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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.
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
Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4
Disc size: BD50
Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound format 2.0 LPCM & 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Menu language EN
Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES (documentary only)
“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.”
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