Notes and Editorial Reviews
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN - Die Kamiliendame
Ballett der Hamburger Staatsoper
Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks
Heribert Beissel, conductor
Choreography and Direction: John Neumeier
DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 4320
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
A production of UNITEL, Munich
* John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias – a large-scale, narrative ballet set to original concert music by Frédéric Chopin – is based on the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas junior, written in 1848.
* Produced in 1986 at the Studio Hamburg, this film stars legendary ballerina Marcia Haydée as Dumas’s beautiful, doomed heroine Marguerite and Ivan Liska as an ideal Armand.
R E V I E W S
“Sumptuous and elegant, deeply moving, romantic and tragic, Lady of the Camellias leaves an audience overwhelmed but invigorated and floating on air.” -- Culturekiosque.com
“A stroke of good fortune for the cinema and a triumph for Neumeier’s ballet.” -- EPD Film/Filmzentrale