Genre:

Ballet

Release Date:

Sep 2013

Number of Discs:

1

Sound:

2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Subtitles:

EN

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic

Display:

NTSC

Catalog Number:

OA1116D

ASHTON CELEBRATION: THE ROYAL BALLET DANCES FREDERICK ASHTON

Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, was one of the 20th century’s most influential choreographers, whose musical, subtle and graceful style and extraordinary gift for storytelling had a profound impact on the development of British ballet. This special programme, performed at the Royal Opera House to mark the 25th anniversary of Ashton’s death, presents five works that showcase his astonishing versatility, from compelling abstract ballets – such as the exuberant Voices of Spring and the radically modernist Monotones – to the tragic love story Marguerite and Armand, brought to life with ‘performances of heart-wrenching intensity’ (The Observer) by Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin.

LA VALSE - Hikaru Kobayashi, Ryoichi Hirano, Samantha Raine, BennetGartside, Helen Crawford, Crian Maloney
‘MEDITATION’ FROM THAÏS - Mara Galeazzi, Rupert Pennefather
VOICES OF SPRING - Emma Maguire, Valentino Zucchetti
MONOTONES I AND II - Emma Maguire, Akane Takada, Dawid Trzensimiech,Marianela Nuñez, Federico Bonelli, Edward Watson
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND - Tamara Rojo, Christopher Saunders,Sergei Polunin, Gary Avis

Artists of The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, February 2013

Reviews

"The Daily Telegraph" ([Marguerite & Armand] …a performance of such dramatic intensity that the audience sat in silence, as if afraid to breathe.)