[ BBC / Opus Arte DVD / 3 DVD Box Set ]
Release Date: Saturday 20 December 2014
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This special DVD collection presents the Royal Ballet in three of the world's most popular ballets, as featured in the best-selling book 'Ballet Spectacular'.
"La fille mal gardée is sheer perfection, Nuñez and Acosta are unsurpassable respectively in the feminine grace and masculine confidence of Ashton's Lise and Colas, and their mimetic skills are delicious." BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 ***** [La Fille Mal Gardee]
"The Royal Ballet's recent triumphs continue with this exquisite Giselle. Beguiling actress-dancer Alina Cojocaru embraces both Act I's sweet rural girl and the tragic ghost of Act II." BBC Music [Giselle]
"Leanne Benjamin's Swanhilda has much charm and the Cuban, Carlos Acosta, brings the appropriate ardour, grace and virtuosity to the role of Franz, while Luke Heydon's Dr. Coppélius is exemplary. There is first-class dancing from the Corps and lively, well-paced orchestral playing under Nicolae Moldoveaunu. Moreover, the sound is well defined and musically balanced." The Penguin Guide [Coppelia]
-Historic 10-minute film: 'The Ballet Moves'
-Illustrated biography of Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908 - 86)
Swanilda: Leanne Benjamin
Franz: Carlos Acosta
Dr Coppelius: Luke Heydon
Coppleia: Leana Palmer
Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Marianela Nuñez & Martin Harvey
Boris Gruzin (conductor) & Marius Petipa (choreographer)
La Filel Mal Gardee:
Carlos Acosta, Marianela Nuñez, William Tuckett & Jonathan Howells
Anthony Twiner (conductor) & Frederick Ashton (choreographer)