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Carlos Acosta Dances Royal Ballet Classics - Ferdinand Hérold: La Fille mal Gardée; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Ludwig Minkus: Don Quixote / with Marianela Nuñez & Tamara Rojo (live, 2005, 2007, 2013) [3 DVD]

Album Summary

>Hérold, Ferdinand : La Fille Mal Gardee, ballet
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote, ballet
Conductors Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

So memorably described as 'a dancer who slashes across space faster than anyone else, who lacerates the air with shapes so clear and sharp they seem to throw off sparks' (Independent), Carlos Acosta has been at the forefront of contemporary ballet since his arrival at the Royal Ballet in 1998. Here he sparkles in three of his most celebrated roles: the young lover Colas in the joyfully bucolic La Fille mal gardée, which received five stars from the Guardian, Times and Mail on Sunday; the innocent but doomed Romeo in Prokofiev's sumptuously-scored adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play; and, acting as producer and choreographer for the first time, as Basilio in Don Quixote, a production that wowed audiences thanks to its 'intelligent' choreography and Acosta's 'titanic determination, bullet-proof charisma [and] delectably trusting and playful rapport' with co-star Marianela Núñez (Daily Telegraph). These three compelling ballets showcase Carlos Acosta's worldclass reputation as a dancer and choreographer, bolstered by outstanding co-stars and artists of the Royal Ballet. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 375 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian (La fille mal gardée)



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Works Details

>Ferdinand Hérold (1791 - 1833) : La Fille Mal Gardée, ballet
  • Conductor: Anthony Twiner
  • Ensemble: Royal Ballet Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1828
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
  • Conductor: Boris Gruzin
  • Ensemble: Royal Ballet Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Léon Minkus (1826 - 1917) : Don Quixote, ballet
  • Conductor: Martin Yates
  • Ensemble: Royal Ballet Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1869
  • Studio/Live: Live