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Tchaikovsky: The Ballets / Royal Opera House [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 10/26/2018 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7249  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Boris GruzinKoen Kessels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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This special collection includes three Royal Ballet performances of Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpieces: Anthony Dowell’s majestic production of the beautiful and romantic tragedy Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty in its detailed re-creation by Monica Mason of the landmark 1946 production, and Peter Wright’s classic production of the quintessential Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. These spectacular and iconic ballets present the virtuosity and skill of the whole Company. "Osipova was riveting throughout...
Read more [Golding] demonstrates real brilliance and prowess." ( Swan Lake - The New York Times) "fresh and reinvigorated - Nutcrackers come and Nutcrackers go but the Royal Ballet's version is a hardy perennial. Peter Wright's version of Lev Ivanov's original 1892 ballet has undergone changes since its debut in 1984 but it remains the one by which all others must be judged. Francesca Hayward dances like a dream child as Clara, expressive, musical and guileless and is ably partnered by Alexander Campbell as Hans-Peter." (The Nutcracker - The Stage) "If you want spectacle at the ballet then this Sleeping Beauty is for you. Based on the opulent production that reopened the Royal Opera House after the Second World War, Monica Mason and Christopher Newton’s staging is a sumptuous homage to the splendour of the French court of Louis XIV. With so much richness on stage, in costumes, sets and the sheer number of courtiers and fairytale characters, the view from the stalls is full to bursting." (The Sleeping Beauty - The Times)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Swan Lake, Op. 20 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Boris Gruzin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
2.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Koen Kessels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
3.
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Boris Gruzin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

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