Notes & Reviews:
British Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell spent two decades at the top of the ballet world, becoming one of ballet’s most famous faces. In Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines, the changing role of the ballerina through time is explored. We encounter the challenges that Darcey’s predecessors experienced; discover the women who broke the rules, and learn what it takes to be one of the greats. A Ballerina’s Life shifts focus to Bussell herself. Accompanying clips detail some of her greatest performances as she talks about life at the top and reflects on her career from its earliest days.
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Leonard Bernstein Edition: Concertos & Orchestral Works / Various Artists
Joby Talbot: The Winter's Tale / Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae, Edward Watson, Sarah Lamb (dancers). Royal Opera, David Briskin [DVD]
Eine Nacht in Berlin - hit songs of the 1920s, 30s and contemporary songs / Max Raabe, Palast Orchester, Daniel Lwowski, director [DVD]
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko, Charles Castronovo, Malena Ernman, Luca Pisaroni. Balthasar-Neumann Ens., Hengelbrock [2 DVD]
Berg: Lulu (Berlin Version) / Mojca Erdmann, Deborah Polaski, Michael Volle et al.; Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim [DVD]
Thierry Escaich (b.1965): Claude, opera (Libretto: R. Badinter) / L'Opera de Lyon Chorus & Orchestra; Rhorer [DVD]
Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera (adapted from Shakespeare) / Bo Skovhus, Katja Pieweck, Hellen Kwon, Siobhan Stagg. Simone Young, Hamburg State Opera [DVD]
William Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen fo Verona / Mark Arends, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Martin Bassindale, Pearl Chanda. Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon [DVD]
Gluck: Alceste / Angela Denoke, Isaac Galàn et al.; Teatro Real Chorus & Orchestra; Ivor Bolton [DVD]