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Viscera, Carmen, Afternoon of a Faun & Pas de deux / Royal Ballet


Release Date: 05/27/2016 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1212  
Composer:  Lowell LiebermannGeorges BizetClaude DebussyPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Robert Clark
Conductor:  Emmanuel PlassonMartin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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This outstanding recording features four ballet works: Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Carlos Acosta’s Carmen, Jerome Robbins’s Afternoon of a Faun, and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux. Acosta’s Carmen focuses on the dramatic essentials of revenge, jealousy, and love. Not only did Acosta choreograph the production, he also dances a lead role. When Viscera was created in 2012, Liam Scarlett was the Royal Ballet Artist In Residence. Particularly interesting is Balanchine’s Pas de Deux which was based on a newly discovered movement from Swan Lake which had not been performed since Tchaikovsky’s death.

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Audio Format: PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 118 mins
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Works on This Recording

1.
Viscera by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Robert Clark (Piano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
2.
Carmen by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Martin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
3.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
4.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 

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