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The Royal Ballet Collection

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Genres: Arts, Ballet
Plot Sypnosis:

A 15-disc set celebrating the talent of The Royal Ballet at a special, lower price.

Over a decade of dance is represented here with no fewer than 22 ballets in this magnificent 15-disc collection of stunning performances by The Royal Ballet, including spectacular stagings of well-known narrative ballets, era-defining abstract works and show-stopping shorter ballets.

19th-century masterpieces, heritage works by Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, and contemporary classics by The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon are here performed by Royal Ballet dancers past and present.

A special edition book contains articles about The Royal Ballet, its repertory and its choreographers, as well as full synopses for all the narrative ballets, richly illustrated with striking photographs of the productions.

This title is a re-packaging of The Royal Ballet Collection (OA1222BD / OABD7210BD) at budget price, including the same content and booklet as the original release (which will be discontinued).

“... [the] performance exemplified the Royal Ballet’s high standards of seamless, naturalistic and musically attentive dance acting.” – The New York Times (Swan Lake)

“Anthony Dowell’s production...offers the ultimate classical experience, with the sights and sounds of a proud 19th century tradition running at full throttle…” – The Times (Swan Lake)

“... a jovial and entertaining showcase for classical dancing at its most demanding and exuberant.” – The Times (Don Quixote)

"Overall, this is one of the best productions of a classical ballet that the ROH has ever staged or filmed.” – Musicweb International (La Bayadère)

“The evening belonged to Watson as Rudolf, one of the most challenging male roles ever created.”
– The Sunday Express (Mayerling)

Extra features:
- Interviews with casts and creatives
- Illustrated synopses
- Behind the Scenes films
- Cast galleries


GISELLE (2013)
- Giselle: Natalia Osipova
- Albrecht: Carlos Acosta
Choreography: Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Music: Adolphe Adam
Conductor: Boris Gruzin

- Nikiya: Tamara Rojo
- Solar: Carlos Acosta
- Gamzatti: Marianela Nuñez
Choreography: Natalia Makarova
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov

- Kitri: Marianela Nuñez
- Basilio: Carlos Acosta
- Don Quixote: Christopher Saunders
Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Conductor: Martin Yates

- Aurora: Alina Cojocaru
- Florimund: Federico Bonelli
- Lilac Fairy: Marianela Nuñez
Choreographer: Marius Petipa, Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov

- The Sugar Plum Fairy: Miyako Yoshida
- The Prince: Steven McRae
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Koen Kessels

SWAN LAKE (2009)
- Odette: Marianela Nuñez
- Prince Siegfried: Thiago Soares
Choreography: Marius Petipa after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov

SYLVIA (2005)
- Sylvia: Darcey Bussell
- Aminta: Roberto Bolle
- Orion: Thiago Soares
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Music: Léo Delibes
Conductor Graham Bond

- Lise: Natalia Osipova
- Colas: Steven McRae
- Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Music: Ferdinand Hérold
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

- Natalia Osipova
- Steven Mcrae
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Music: Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

- The young girl: Lauren Cuthbertson
- The young man: Vadim Muntagirov
- A gypsy girl: Laura Morera
- Her lover: Ryoichi Hirano
Music: André Messager
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

La Valse: Hikaru Kobayashi, Ryoichi Hirano, Samantha Raine, Bennet Gartside, Helen Crawford, Crian Maloney
Meditation from Thaïs: Mara Galeazzi, Rupert Pennefather
Voices of Spring: Emma Maguire, Valentino Zucchetti
Monotones I & II: Emma Maguire, Akane Takada, Dawid Trzensimiech, Marianela Nuñez, Federico Bonelli, Edward Watson
Marguerite & Armand: Tamara Rojo, Christopher Saunders, Sergei Polunin, Gary Avis
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson

- Juliet: Lauren Cuthbertson
- Romeo: Federico Bonelli
Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

- Prince: Rudolf Edward Watson
- Baroness: Mary Vetsera Mara Galeazzi
Choreographer: Kenneth Macmillan
Music: Franz Liszt
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

- Alice: Lauren Cuthbertson
- Jack / The Knave of Hearts: Sergei Polunin
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

- Leontes: Edward Watson
- Hermione: Lauren Cuthbertson
- Perdita: Sarah Lamb
- Paulina: Zenaida Yanowsky
- Florizel: Steven McRae
- Polixenes: Federico Bonelli
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Conductor: David Briskin

Tamara Rojo (Chroma), Federico Bonelli (Chroma), Edward Watson (Chroma, Infra, Limen), Sarah Lamb (Chroma, Limen), Leanne Benjamin (Infra), Lauren Cuthbertson (Infra, Limen), Steven McRae (Limen), Eric Underwood (Limen, Infra)
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor
Music: Chroma (Talbot; White III), Infra (Richter), Limen (Saariaho)
Conductors: Daniel Capps, Jonathan Haswell, Barry Wordsworth

Duration: approx. 1737 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 + Surround 5.1 DTS Master Audio
Subtitles (selected extra features only): EN, FR, DE,

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 2021
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 1737
Specs: 15 x Blu-ray Discs
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080i AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.78:1
Audio Formats: LPCM 2.0