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Originally founded in 1773, the Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world's most renowned dance companies. Famous for its dramatic performances, the company has become a symbol of excellence in the classical Russian tradition and gained nearly mythical reputation in the West. This stunning collection presents three classic ballets performed by some of the Bolshoi Ballet's most legendary stars.
Romeo and Juliet, the immortal story of love and loss, is merged with the magical music of the great Sergei Prokofiev and the dance of the Bolshoi Ballet to make a work of unequaled beauty. This perfect performance captured on the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Bolshoi Theatre, features celebrated soloists, Natalia Bessmertnova and Mikhail Lavrovsky.
Adolphe Adam's Giselle - a poignant love story - has never before been delivered with such intensity as in this heartrending performance. Natalia Bessmertnova is magnificent as Giselle, a dramatically challenging role that has been the touchstone by which ballerinas have been judged for over a century. Also stars Mikhail Lavrovsky, a dancer of enormous expressiveness and great ability.
This performance of the classic Christmas ballet - The Nutcracker - is a spectacular treat. Tchaikovsky's famous score accompanies the glittering performances by four legendary dancers sharing the lead roles: Vladimir Vasiliev and his wife Yekaterina Maximova in the first act, and Vyacheslav Gordeyev and Nadia Pavlova, another husband and wife team, in the second.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 280 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA