Tchaikovsky: Onegin (2-DVD) – Stuttgart Ballet

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Tchaikovsky: Onegin (2-DVD) – Stuttgart Ballet

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchikovsky
Artists: Alicia Amatriain, Friedemann Vogel, Elisa Badenes, David Moore, Jason Reilly, Marcia Haydée, Melinda Witham, Stuttgart Ballet, State Orchestra Stuttgart
Conductor: James Tuggle
Choreographer: John Cranko
Format: NTSC
Subtitles (Bonus): German, English
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 2
Studio: Unitel
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2018
Run Time: 96 minutes; plus 102 minutes bonus material

John Cranko’s mastery of the art of the pas de deux finds its climax in Onegin, one of the most successful full-length ballets of the 20th century. Set to sweeping music by Tchaikovsky, it tells Alexander Pushkin’s tragic love story of the world-weary aristocrat Onegin and the naïve country girl Tatiana in a superbly nuanced way. Featuring world stars Friedemann Vogel and Alicia Amatriain, this production is a must for all lovers of dramatic – and romantic – ballets.

Friedemann Vogel and Alicia Amatriain – the leading couple of the Stuttgart Ballet who have been showered with international prizes and accolades – demonstrate here why they are deemed the elite of the dance world. But it is legendary Marcia Haydée who creates the night’s special magic. Once, Cranko chose her to be the very first Tatiana; now she guest stars as Nurse. The close bonds between Haydée and the ensemble are palpable throughout, and it is a truly touching moment when the original Tatiana meets the current one.

Onegin is the perfect Ballet.” (Marcia Haydée)

Onegin is so good, that it can easily hold its own against any Broadway show!” (Newsday)



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History

Ballet

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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