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The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet (DVD, G)

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Filmed on the stage of The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in 1960, director Paul Czinner's outstanding film showcases prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn in what was her first feature film. Partnered by Michael Somes, this DVD includes magical performances from: Ondine - by Freder...ick Ashton. A showpiece for Margot Fonteyn, who owed much of her success to the tailor-made role that Ashton created for her. Every seat of every performance of this ballet were sold out within two weeks of opening The Firebird - Michael Somes stars as Prince Ivan Tsarevitch and was said to be unsurpassed by any living dancer. It is a riot of colour and action, ably showcasing Stravinsky's haunting music. Swan Lake (Act II) - shows the Royal Ballet Company at its classical best. With Tchaikovsky's enchanting music it adds contrast to the modernism of Ondine and the excitement of Firebird.
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DVD Code VVE656
Rating G
Year 1960
Runtime 130 mins
Disks 1 disk(s)
Format DVD, G
Released 15 Apr 2015
Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

Movie Information

Director Paul Czinner
Cast and Crew Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Brian Ashbridge, Rosemary Lindsay, Julia Farron, Leslie Edwards, Alexander Grant, Pirmin Trecu & Franklin White
Languages English
Aspect Ratio 1.66:1


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DVD Code VVE656
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Madman Films
Released 15 Apr 2015
Publication Country
Format DVD, G
Category Classics
Music & Concerts
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Height: 130mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Number of Disks 1