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Frederick Ashton's Tales of Beatrix Potter (DVD) – Royal Ballet

Item# 1000003277

Frederick Ashton's Tales of Beatrix Potter  (DVD) – Royal Ballet
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Music: John Lanchbery
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
Conductor: Paul Murphy
Video Director: Jonathan Haswell
Victoria Hewitt
Ricardo Cervera
Jonathan Howells
Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Label: BBC / Opus
Language: English
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 76 minutes

Created by Frederick Ashton for a 1971 film, Tales of Beatrix Potter brings alive the whimsical characters and stories of Peter Rabbit. John Lanchbery's music (incorporating mostly forgotten Victorian melodies) is captivating, inspiring spirited music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Paul Murphy. Ashton's warm and witty, yet demanding, choreography creates a piece of charm and grace for all ages.

“...wonderful woodland scenes are played out by dancers in fantastic costumes and masks. ... recreating the magic of these books and bringing favourite characters to life is every child's fantasy. ... Peter Rabbit’s  beautiful and magical garden of dreams will transport every adult straight back to their childhood.” - The Stage

“…this is, in any event, an instant classic for the young at heart.” - Fanfare

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