Teatro alla Scala Ballets (7-DVD BOX SET)

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Teatro alla Scala Ballets (7-DVD BOX SET)

Composers: Sergej Prokofiev, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Minkus, Adolphe Adam, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Artists: Misty Copeland, Roberto Bolle, Polina Semionova, Timofej Andrijashenko, Natalia Osipova, Leonid Sarafanov, Nicoletta Manni, Martina Arduino, Ballet Company & Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala
Choreographers: Kenneth Macmillan, Rudolf Nureyev, Massimiliano Volpini, Anna-Marie Holmes (after Marius Petipa & Konstantin Sergeyev)
Conductors: Patrick Fournillier, Felix Korobov, Alexander Titov
Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 7
Studio: C Major
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2021
Run Time: 10 hours, 36 minutes

The present release showcases five outstanding ballets from the legendary Teatro alla Scala. First is Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. The stars of this masterly performance are Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland, together for the first time in this ballet. 

Next is The Sleeping Beauty, which received fantastic reviews: “Timofej Andrijashenko had a great debut with the Désiré of Nureyev. Polina Semionova was an amazing Aurora” (Strata Gemmi). “A great production, a success thanks to a superlative and thrilling ballet company” (LUUK). 

Don Quixote follows, featuring classical ballet stars Natalia Osipova (Bolshoi Ballet) and Leonid Sarafanov (Mariinsky Ballet) in this breathtaking, distinctive performance. 

Next is Le Corsaire, of which critics wrote: “The star is the ballet company, in dazzling form” (Il Giorno). “Impeccable” (Informadanza). 

And finally, The Lover’s Garden: “The creative genius of the choreographer Volpini leaves a strong mark on this new production, confirming the talent.” (giornaledelladanza.com)



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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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