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Mendelssohn: The Dream - Franck: Symphonic Variations - Liszt: Marguerite and Armand / Plasson, Royal Opera House [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 08/24/2018 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7240  
Composer:  Various
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Blu-ray Video:  $39.99
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This exciting release presents three contrasting ballets by The Royal Ballet’s Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton: The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations (1946) is an early Ashton masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Marguerite and Armand (1963), here danced by former Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky and Guest Artist Roberto Bolle, is a tragic love story of great lyric
Read more beauty. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Emmanuel Plasson. Each of these performances received stellar reviews. "First-rate dancing in an Ashton triple bill that offers comedy, serenity and demi-monde ardour. In one of her final performances as principal, Zenaida Yanowsky gives a tremendously intense and intelligent performance as the tragic courtesan" (The Stage) "A passionate tribute to an all-time genius The Royal Ballet is bringing this season – and its 70th-birthday celebrations – to a close with a perfectly chosen trio of works by its founder choreographer Frederick Ashton (1904-1988), works that remind us just how brightly and variously his genius blazed." (The Daily Telegraph)
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Works on This Recording

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Works by Various
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra

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