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Dancer's Dream - The Great Ballets Of Nureyev - Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky / Pahn / Platel / Legris
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107021  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vello Pähn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

La Princesse Aurore – Elisabeth Platel
Le Prince Desiré – Manuel Legris
La Fée Carabosse – Clotilde Vayer
La Fée Lilas – Nathalie Riqué

Les Etoiles, Les Premiers Danseurs, et Le Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris

Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
Vello Pähn, conductor

Rudolf Nureyev, choreography and stage direction after Marius Petipa
Ezio Frigerio, set design
Franca Squarciapino, costume design
Vinicio Cheli, lighting

During his time as Artistic Director Nureyev created a number of magnificent
Read more choreographies for the ballet ensemble at the Paris Opera. One of his last ballet productions, which was performed only a few months before he had to relinquish his position as director, was Sleeping Beauty, which he choreographed in the style of Marius Petipa. The fairy tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, who falls into a deep sleep after the wicked fairy Carabosse has put a curse on her, from which she was awakened only a hundred years later by Prince Desiré’s kiss, became a masterwork of the classical ballet and one of the most popular works of ballet literature. Sleeping Beauty was the brilliant result of the co-operation between the French choreographer Marius Petipa (1818-1910) and the Russian composer Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840- 1893). The theatre director Ivan Wsewoloschki suggested this ballet, which had its premiere in the Marinsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 1890. Not without reason is Sleeping Beauty the highlight and opus magnus of Petipa’s work.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
Running time: 89 mins
No. of DVDs.: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vello Pähn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 

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