Carlos Acosta – Dances Royal Ballet Classics

Release Date: 9/25/2015
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA 1169D
Number of Discs: 3

Physical Format:

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So memorably described as ‘a dancer who slashes across space faster than anyone else, who lacerates the air with shapes so clear and sharp they seem to throw off sparks’ (Independent), Carlos Acosta has been at the forefront of contemporary ballet since his arrival at the Royal Ballet in 1998. Here he sparkles in three of his most celebrated roles: the young lover Colas in the joyfully bucolic La Fille mal gardée, which received five stars from the Guardian, Times and Mail on Sunday; the innocent but doomed Romeo in Prokofiev’s sumptuously-scored adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play; and, acting as producer and choreographer for the first time, as Basilio in Don Quixote, a production that wowed audiences thanks to its ‘intelligent’ choreography and Acosta’s ‘titanic determination, bullet-proof charisma [and] delectably trusting and playful rapport’ with co-star Marianela Núñez (Daily Telegraph). These three compelling ballets showcase Carlos Acosta’s world-class reputation as a dancer and choreographer, bolstered by outstanding co-stars and artists of the Royal Ballet. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.

CARLOS ACOSTA – Dances Royal Ballet Classics
(3-DVD Box Set)

Ferdinand Hérold

Lise - Marianela Nuñez
Colas - Carlos Acosta
Widow Simone - William Tuckett
Alain - Jonathan Howells

Royal Ballet
Royal Opera House Orchestra
Anthony Twiner, conductor

Frederick Ashton, choreographer
Osbert Lancaster, set designer

Sergey Prokofiev

Romeo - Carlos Acosta
Juliet - Tamara Rojo
Mercutio - José Martin
Tybalt - Thiago Soares
Nurse - Sandra Conley
Lord Capulet - Christopher Saunders
Lady Capulet - Elizabeth McGorian
Paris - David Pickering
Benvolio - Yohei Sasaki
Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Boris Gruzin, conductor

Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer
Nicholas Georgiadis, costume designer
John B. Read, lighting designer

Ludwig Minkus

Kitri - Marianela Nuñez
Basilio - Carlos Acosta
Don Quixote - Christopher Saunders
Sancho Panza - Philip Mosley
Lorenzo - Gary Avis
Gamache - Bennet Gartside
Espada - Ryoichi Hirano
Mercedes - Laura Morera

Royal Ballet
Royal Opera House Orchestra
Martin Yates, conductor

Carlos Acosta, choreographer (after M
arius Petipa)
Tim Hatley, set and costume designer Hugh Vanstone, lighting designer

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 2 February 2005 (La fille mal gardée), 2007 (Romeo and Juliet) and October 2013 (Don Quixote)

- Cast gallery and illustrated synopsis (La fille mal gardée)
- Interviews with cast and crew (Don Quixote)
- Introductions to Acts II and III (Don Quixote)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 (all) / DTS 5.1 (Romeo and Juliet, La fille mal gardée) / Dolby Digital 5.1 (Don Quixote)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian (La fille mal gardée)
Running time: 6 hrs 15 mins (ballet) + 12 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 3 (DVD 9)
Works on This Recording
1. La fille mal gardée by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor: Anthony Twiner
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Paris, France
2. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935-1936 ; Paris, France
3. Don Quixote by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor: Martin Yates
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Russia
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