[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Thursday 20 August 2009
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Blu-Ray - 'Alina Cojocaru's Aurora was the ballet's radiant centrepiece, charming, in control and filled with a palpable delight in every pretty step.' Times Online
Note : Blu-ray recordings are not playable on standard DVD players.
Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best loved of classical ballets, combining in a single work all the enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer. The royal court, the panoramic journey of the Prince to the overgrown castle, and the great celebratory dances of the happy ending (in which other famous fairytale figures appear) are all brought to life by the luscious designs of this celebrated production, created in 1946 for The Royal Ballet. The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006, together with a magnificent High Definition recording, make this a superb tribute to The Royal Ballet's unique style and visual splendour.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
'Alina Cojocaru's Aurora was the ballet's radiant centrepiece, charming, in control and filled with a palpable delight in every pretty step.' Times Online
"That the prince himself is danced by the suitably young and handsome Federico Bonelli is a decided plus. He combines sensitivity with virility, delivers mime well and is far better than most male dancers at conveying realistic emotion in his facial expressions. Making rather more of his role than a simple one-dimensional hero, he is, both visually and technically, a fine partner for Cojocaru: their Act 3 pas de deux is the undoubted highlight of the whole show." MusicWeb Sept 2008