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Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Prokofiev: Cinderella / Dutch National Ballet

Release Date: 09/22/2017 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1234  
Composer:  Joby TalbotSergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Barry WordsworthErmanno Florio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraHolland Symfonia
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here in all their whimsy and vivid charm is a pair of fairy-tale masterpieces from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. His brilliant adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s surreal Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, choreographed for The Royal Ballet where he is Artistic Associate, is described by The Times as ‘spectacular family entertainment brought to life with enormous theatrical verve’. His innovative reimagining of Cinderella for Dutch National Ballet, to Prokofiev’s celebrated and colourful score, gives the characters renewed depth and complexity, creating a truly magical experience. ‘‘...This Alice looks set to become a classic.’’ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (The Guardian 4 Stars) ‘‘Wheeldon's narrative offers magic in every sphere - Read more design, choreography, and orchestra.’’ Cinderella (BBC Music Magazine 4 Stars) Read less

Works on This Recording

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Joby Talbot
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
Cinderella, Op. 87 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Ermanno Florio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Symfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1944; USSR 

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