Notes & Reviews:
"Clever, surprising ideas about movement and staging flow from his imagination, even in a resolutely minor work such as this. Moreover, after hours and hours of Lacotte's dutiful approximations of the past, it's great to see genuinely creative choreography again - new-minted ballet with plenty of precedent but essentially intent on making history rather than becoming a footnote to it." Los Angeles TimesNotes & Reviews:
Run Time: 93 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Country of Origin: Germany
The sets and costumes, designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte (adapted by Jean-Michel Désiré) and Luisa Spinatelli, are all very pretty - especially Ferri's multiple costumes, ranging from housewife to showgirl-esque, as well as Murru's bat-like adornment. The ballet is filmed wonderfully in a good quality, I have no complaints about the angles utilized for film.
I STRONGLY recommend this ballet to everyone: this is an under-known gem. For some reason, Petit's Le jeune homme et la mort, Carmen, and L'Arlesienne have become widely-known ballets, but this hasn't reached international renown. This is a stunning, unforgettable ballet, paired with breathtaking music! Rest in peace, Roland Petit, you are sorely missed, for there has never been and will never be another like you!
Submitted on 08/26/12 by danrubin06
Works DetailsStrauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus (La Chauve-Souris) ballet, musical arr. Douglas Gamley
- Conductor: Kevin Rhodes
- Ensemble: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
- Running Time: 93 min. sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 1874
- Studio/Live: Live