An Evening with the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera (2-DVD)

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An Evening with the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera (2-DVD)

Composers: Various
Artists: The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductors: Various
Choreographers: Various
Format: NTSC
Language: Italian, French, German, English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese
Dubbed: None
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of Discs: 2
Studio: BBC / Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2018
Run Time: 170 minutes

Take a seat in the stalls at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for an unforgettable evening of ballet and opera highlights performed by world-renowned stars of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet past and present. This special video release features opera arias, duets, and choruses, as well as ballet solos, pas de deux and ensembles, drawn from the repertory of two of the world’s greatest artistic companies and performed in one of the world’s most loved opera houses. Ballet features include selections from Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, The Firebird, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, and others, and opera features include selections from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Traviata, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and many more.

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In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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