Delibes: Sylvia (DVD) – The Royal Ballet

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Delibes: Sylvia (DVD) – The Royal Ballet

Composer: Léo Delibes
Artists: Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle, Thiago Soares, Martin Harvey, Mara Galeazzi, The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Graham Bond
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Director: Christopher Newton
Format: NTSC
Language (Extras): English
Subtitles (Extras): Italian, Spanish, German, English, French
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
Run Time: 117 minutes

Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, restored to the splendor of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros. Ashton was inspired by the music of Léo Delibes to create such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act 3 pas de deux and the mischievous role of Eros, one of the delightful, darkly comic characterizations for which Ashton became known and loved. Sylvia is a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and classical beauty, the epitome of Ashton style in stage settings of great detail and painterly perfection.



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