[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Friday 1 August 2008
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"For anyone that wants to experience a demonstration quality production with electrifying sound and visuals that simply astonish, I cannot recommend this Blu-ray disc from Opus Arte highly enough."
(MusicWeb Jan 2009)
Titania - Patricia Barker
Oberon - Paul Gibson
Puck - Seth Belliston
Helena - Lisa Apple
Hermia - Julie Tobiason
Lysander - Ross Yearsley
Demetrius - Jeffrey Stanton
Bottom - Timothy Lynch
Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players
Pacific Northwest Ballet
BBC Concert Orchestra
Stewart Kershaw, conductor
George Balanchine, choreographer
Recorded live at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, February 1999.
Picture Format: 1080i High Definition / NTSC 16:9
Sound Format: Uncompressed HD Audio
"As a producer I have worked in High Resolution audio for over 15 years and record everything today in 5.1 - 88.2 kHz. My interest therefore in this Blu-ray release was significant and I wrote to Len Mullenger asking to be allowed to review the production. I was not to be disappointed. For anyone that wants to experience a demonstration quality production with electrifying sound and visuals that simply astonish, I cannot recommend this Blu-ray disc from Opus Arte highly enough."
(MusicWeb Jan 2009)
"Visually, the hi-def images were highly detailed, and one doesn't mind a bit that there are not as many closeups as in most standard DVD ballet discs. Seeing the entire stage from high above as though one were seated in the balcony circle of the theater, is entirely appropriate when we're dealing with such a perfectly sharp and detailed screen image. This also preserves the choreographic sense of the ballet much better; too many closeups completely destroys that."
(Four Stars AudAud.com)
Note: This Blu-ray Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players, and not compatible with standard DVD or HD-DVD players.