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Paris Opera Ballet Box Set (6pc) / (Box)

Balanchine / Dupont / Gillot / Letestu / Osta
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1068  
Composer:  Gabriel FauréIgor StravinskyPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul ConnellyMichael SchmidtsdorffKoen KesselsVello Pähn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera OrchestraParis Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

BALLET – Paris Opera Ballet
(6-DVD Box Set)

George Balanchine
JEWELS


Repertoire:
Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas and Mélisande
Gabriel Fauré: Shylock
Igor Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D major

Aurélie Dupont
Marie-Agnès Gillot
Agnès Letestu
Clairemarie Osta
Laëtitia Pujol
Jean-Guillaume Bart
Kader Belarbi
Mathieu Ganio

Paris National Opera Ballet
Paris National Opera Orchestra
Paul Connelly, conductor

George Balanchine, choreographer
Christian
Read more Lacroix, set and costume design

Recorded live at the Opéra national de Paris, October and November 2005

Bonus:
- George Balanchine forever – A film by Reiner F. Moritz

Fryderyk Chopin
LA DAME AUX CAMÉLIAS


"...a glorious achievement, beautifully captured on DVD under the expert direction of Thomas Grimm. It is also a traditional narrative ballet at its best: the romantic, tragic love story is eloquently told, the costumes are gorgeous, the dancers excellent, Chopin’s music is luminous and Neumeier’s choreography is as ever beautifully original yet purely classical in its discreet but stylish elegance. If you like the great classical ballets of the past, like Giselle or Swan Lake, if you love John Cranko’s amazing story ballets, like Onegin or The Taming of the Shrew; then you will adore John Neumeier’s La Dame aux Camélias. I simply loved it and would recommend it whether one is a hopeless romantic or not!" -- Margarida Mota-Bull, MusicWeb International

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

Paris National Opera Ballet
Paris National Opera Orchestra
Michael Schmidtsdorff, conductor

John Neumeier, stage director

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

Bonus:
- Illustrated synopsis
- Cast gallery
- Flashback to the Lady of camellias

Sergey Prokofiev
CINDERELLA


"The production here was created in 1986 by Rudolf Nureyev. He originally wanted to produce Cinderella in classic 17th century style and rejected the idea of set designer Petrika Ionesco that the work be set in Hollywood in the 1930s. However, Nureyev could not get this idea out of his mind and once the two got started all of Nureyev’s love of the movies came into play. The Prince becomes a Movie Star, the Fairy Godmother a Hollywood producer and Cinderella eventually wins both the Movie Star and a film contract... Stéphane Phavorin stood out as the wicked stepmother - truly a distinctive and varied performance... Wilfried Romoli excelled in the part of the Producer. He learned this role - more acting than dancing - from Nureyev himself and one’s eye is on him at all times. The corps de ballet is very good, especially in their Hollywood roles... In all a sumptuous package." -- William Kreindler, MusicWeb International

Cinderella – Agnès Letestu
The Movie Star – José Martinez
The Sisters – Laëtitia Pujol, Stéphanie Romberg
The Mother – Stéphane Phavorin
The Producer – Wilfried Romoli

Paris National Opera Ballet
Paris National Opera Orchestra
Koen Kessels, conductor

Rudolf Nureyev, choreographer

Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris, on 24, 26, and 28 April 2008

Bonus:
- Documentary: Cinderella goes to Hollywood
- Cast gallery and illustrated synopsis

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
SWAN LAKE


"There is an abundance of Swan Lake videos currently available... [this] definitely ranks with the best of them. Nureyev’s ideas are interesting, the dancing is spectacular, the acting and involvement between the cast members is convincing, the wide-screen picture and the digital sound are excellent." -- David L. Kirk, FANFARE

Odette / Odile: Agnès Letestu
Le Prince Siegfried: José Martinez
Wolfgang / Rothbart: Karl Paquette
La Reine: Muriel Hallé

Paris National Opera Ballet
Paris National Opera Orchestra
Vello Pähn, conductor

Rudolf Nureyev, choreographer

Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris in December 2005

Bonus:
- Illustrated Synopsis
- Cast Gallery

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Running time: 11 hours 13 mins
No. of DVDs: 6
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Excerpt(s) by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Paul Connelly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
2.
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Paul Connelly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1929; France 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish": Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Paul Connelly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
4.
La Dame aux camélias by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Michael Schmidtsdorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
5.
Cinderella, Op. 87 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Koen Kessels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1944; USSR 
6.
Swan Lake, Op. 20 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vello Pähn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 

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