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Chopin: La Dame Aux Camelias / Schmidtsdorff, Paris Opera Ballet [Blu-ray]

Chopin / Schmidtsdorff / Neumeier / Letestu
Release Date: 06/30/2009 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7025  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Michael Schmidtsdorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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REGIONS: All Regions
LENGTH: 191 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM

Based on the Alexandre Dumas novel that also inspired the stories of Verdi’s La Traviata and Hollywood’s Moulin Rouge, John Neumeier creates a riveting dance drama around the famous woman of lore, La Dame aux camélias. The passionate tale of Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval unfolds ingeniously through a drama-within-a-drama as they meet at the theatre during a performance of Manon Lescaut. So begin their romantic adventures in Paris, brought to life by Neumeier’s intense and refined choreographic language. Chopin’s ravishing music highlights this
Read more exceptional neo-classical ballet, featuring the star dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet. This lavish production, filmed live at the Palais Garnier in High Definition and full surround sound, is all about love, passion, danger and glorious dancing from one of the best ballet companies in the world.

Marguerite Gautier: Agnès Letestu
Armand Duval: Stéphane Bullion
Monsieur Duval: Michaël Denard
Prudence Duvernoy: Dorothée Gilbert
Manon Lescaut: Delphine Moussin
Des Grieux: José Martinez
Olympia: Eve Grinsztajn
Gaston Rieux: Karl Paquette
Le Duc: Laurent Novis
Nanine: Béatrice Martel
Le Comte de N.: Simon Valastro

The Paris Opera Ballet
Orchestra of The Opera national de Paris
Conductor: Michael Schmidtsdorff
Stage Director: John Neumeier

Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris, on 2nd, 5th and 8th July 2008.

Illustrated synopsis.
Cast gallery.
Flashback to the Lady of camellias.

‘John Neumeier has created a ballet in which emotions go crescendo … Agnes Letestu, the great dramatic heroine, triumphs in this ballet danced to music by Chopin.’ Figaro Read less

Works on This Recording

La Dame aux camélias by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Michael Schmidtsdorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 

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