(1)Through the testimony of those closest to Nureyev, this program tells the compelling and hitherto untold story of his last years. (2) This film is the famed Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. This historical performance stars Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev as the quintessential stage lovers. It captures the greatest dance partnership of our century at the peak of their careers. (3) This program traces Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev's partnership from its glorious inception in 1962 (in "Giselle" at Covent Garden), to its grand finale some 17 years later. It is unique that it includes rare, behind-the-scene footage of both dancers. (4) This historic 1968 Covent Garden production of Tchaikovsky's ballet masterpieceRead more captures Rudolf Nureyev at the peak of his career. Nureyev's legendary performance makes this the definitive "Nutcracker" on DVD. Read less
Works on This Recording
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64by Sergei Prokofiev Conductor:
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France
Giselle: Excerpt(s)by Adolphe Adam Period: Romantic Written: 1841; France Date of Recording: 1962
Nutcracker, Op. 71by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor:
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1891-1892; Russia
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Nureyev, The MasterJune 9, 2014By Christopher B. (Whangamata, Coromandel Penninsular)See All My Reviews"Possibly the greatest ballet dancer yet, showing the majesty of his earlier years to the sadness of his demise. this 4 pack is a tribute to the greatnes of the individual"Report Abuse
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