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La Bayadère
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directed by Natalia Makarova, 1940-; conducted by Valery Ovsyanikov, 1960-; choreographed by Marius Petipa, 1818-1910; designed by Yolanda Sonnabend, 1935-2015, John B. Read; produced by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; performed by José Martín, fl. 1994, Valeri Hristov, fl. 1995, Genesia Rosato, fl. 1976, Kenta Kura, fl. 1997, Christopher Saunders, fl. 1983, Gary Avis, fl. 1989, Marianela Núñez, 1982-, Carlos Acosta, 1973- and Tamara Rojo, 1974-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet (Opus Arte, 2009), 2 hours 5 mins
Marius Petipa’s exotic ballet, set in legendary India, is a story of love, death and vengeful judgement. Natalia Makarova’s sumptuous recreation of Petipa’s choreography, with atmospheric sets by Pier Luigi Samaritini and beautiful costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend, stars Tamara Rojo as the Bayadère (temple dancer...
directed by Natalia Makarova, 1940-; conducted by Valery Ovsyanikov, 1960-; choreographed by Marius Petipa, 1818-1910; designed by Yolanda Sonnabend, 1935-2015, John B. Read; produced by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; performed by José Martín, fl. 1994, Valeri Hristov, fl. 1995, Genesia Rosato, fl. 1976, Kenta Kura, fl. 1997, Christopher Saunders, fl. 1983, Gary Avis, fl. 1989, Marianela Núñez, 1982-, Carlos Acosta, 1973- and Tamara Rojo, 1974-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet (Opus Arte, 2009), 2 hours 5 mins
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Elite Syncopations
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directed by Monica Mason, 1941-; choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, 1929-1992; produced by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Three Ballets by Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations, The Judas Tree, Concerto (Opus Arte, 2010), 38 mins
This video contains three ballets -- Elite Syncopations, The Judas Tree, and Concerto -- choreographed by Kenneth Macmillan, performed by the Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
directed by Monica Mason, 1941-; choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, 1929-1992; produced by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Three Ballets by Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations, The Judas Tree, Concerto (Opus Arte, 2010), 38 mins
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Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; produced by Andy King-Dabbs, fl. 2000, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (London, England: Opus Arte, 2011), 11 mins
Founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton created more than 100 ballets over a 60 year career. Showcasing three of his shorter works, this disc reflects the breadth of his sophisticated, elegant and widely popular style. Les Patineurs evokes the Edwardian skating rink, with all its youthful charm...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; produced by Andy King-Dabbs, fl. 2000, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (London, England: Opus Arte, 2011), 11 mins
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Limen
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directed by Margaret Williams; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; designed by Tatsuo Miyajima, Moritz Junge, Lucy Carter; produced by Margaret Williams; performed by Steven McRae, fl. 2004, Eric Underwood, Edward Watson, 1976-, Sarah Lamb, fl. 1998 and Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor: Chroma, Infra, Limen (Opus Arte, 2011), 29 mins
The diversity of Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet, for whom he is resident choreographer. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human b...
directed by Margaret Williams; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; designed by Tatsuo Miyajima, Moritz Junge, Lucy Carter; produced by Margaret Williams; performed by Steven McRae, fl. 2004, Eric Underwood, Edward Watson, 1976-, Sarah Lamb, fl. 1998 and Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor: Chroma, Infra, Limen (Opus Arte, 2011), 29 mins
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Mayerling
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, 1929-1992; designed by Nicholas Georgiadis, CBE, 1923-2001, Nicholas Georgiadis, CBE, 1923-2001, John B. Read; produced by Opus Arte and Royal Opera House, London, England; performed by Gary Avis, fl. 1989, Laura Morera, fl. 1995, Steven McRae, fl. 2004, Elizabeth McGorian, 1960-, Sarah Lamb, fl. 1998, Cindy Jourdain, William Tuckett, 1969-, Iohna Loots, fl. 1995, Mara Galeazzi, 1973-, Edward Watson, 1976- and Ursula Hageli, fl. 1977, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Mayerling (London, England: Opus Arte, 2010), 2 hours 39 mins
Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf's life with its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. It culminates with the suicide pact at the hunting lodge - known as Mayerling - between Ru...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, 1929-1992; designed by Nicholas Georgiadis, CBE, 1923-2001, Nicholas Georgiadis, CBE, 1923-2001, John B. Read; produced by Opus Arte and Royal Opera House, London, England; performed by Gary Avis, fl. 1989, Laura Morera, fl. 1995, Steven McRae, fl. 2004, Elizabeth McGorian, 1960-, Sarah Lamb, fl. 1998, Cindy Jourdain, William Tuckett, 1969-, Iohna Loots, fl. 1995, Mara Galeazzi, 1973-, Edward Watson, 1976- and Ursula Hageli, fl. 1977, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Mayerling (London, England: Opus Arte, 2010), 2 hours 39 mins
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Nureyev: A Portrait
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directed by Patricia Foy; produced by Patricia Foy; performed by Rudolf Nureyev, 1938-1993, Royal Ballet, in Nureyev: A Portrait (Digital Classics Distribution), 1 hour 25 mins
Despite the publicity he generated, Nureyev rarely revealed anything of his private life and thoughts, but for this exclusive television biography, made just two years before his tragic death in 1993, he told his own story in his own words. Interviewed on his Mediterranean island, he looks back on his career, whic...
directed by Patricia Foy; produced by Patricia Foy; performed by Rudolf Nureyev, 1938-1993, Royal Ballet, in Nureyev: A Portrait (Digital Classics Distribution), 1 hour 25 mins
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Ondine
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; designed by Lila De Nobili, 1916-2002, Lila De Nobili, 1916-2002, John B. Read; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Miyako Yoshida, 1965-, Edward Watson, 1976-, Genesia Rosato, fl. 1976, Ricardo Cervera, fl. 1993 and Gary Avis, fl. 1989, Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Opus Arte, 2010), 1 hour 43 mins
This is a performance of Ondine, performed by The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and conducted by Barry Wordsworth.
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; designed by Lila De Nobili, 1916-2002, Lila De Nobili, 1916-2002, John B. Read; produced by Hans Petri, fl. 1996-2017; performed by Miyako Yoshida, 1965-, Edward Watson, 1976-, Genesia Rosato, fl. 1976, Ricardo Cervera, fl. 1993 and Gary Avis, fl. 1989, Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Opus Arte, 2010), 1 hour 43 mins
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The Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Documentary with Simon Jeffes
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directed by Andrew Harries, 1954-; composed by Simon Jeffes, 1949-1997; choreographed by David Bintley, 1957-; designed by Hayden Griffin, Teddy Fader; produced by Paul Tickell, 1949-; performed by Simon Jeffes, 1949-1997, Hélene Riese Liebmann, 1796-1835, Neil Rennie, Paul Street, fl. 1988, Ian Maidmand, Bob Loveday, Geoff Richardson, 1950- and Steve Nye, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Royal Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1989), 51 mins
This program celebrates the music of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra which, in the words of Simon Jeffres caters for an audience "capable of enjoying Wilson Picket, Beethoven, the Rolling Stones, choral music from West Africa, Bach" and others. Includes both a ballet set to Jeffes's music, in performance with the Royal...
directed by Andrew Harries, 1954-; composed by Simon Jeffes, 1949-1997; choreographed by David Bintley, 1957-; designed by Hayden Griffin, Teddy Fader; produced by Paul Tickell, 1949-; performed by Simon Jeffes, 1949-1997, Hélene Riese Liebmann, 1796-1835, Neil Rennie, Paul Street, fl. 1988, Ian Maidmand, Bob Loveday, Geoff Richardson, 1950- and Steve Nye, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Royal Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1989), 51 mins
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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written by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, 1875-1912; directed by Milfid Ellis, fl. 1985; choreographed by William Tuckett, 1969-; produced by Mary Jane Walsh, fl. 1975-2017, Palindrome Productions; performed by Craig Watkins, fl. 1994, Harris Tatakis, fl. 1994, Paul Lane, fl. 1994, Stuart Howard, fl. 1994, Dean Fernee, fl. 1994, James Spencer Thierree, 1974-, Emma Lewis, fl. 1994, Belinda Hatley, fl. 1994, Adam Cooper, 1971-, William Tuckett, 1969-, Lynne Bristow, fl. 1996, Leire Ortueta, 1971-, Michael Nunn, 1967- and Sir Anthony Dowell, 1943-, Royal Ballet, in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (London, England: Arts Council England, 1994), 15 mins
One of a series of dance pieces created specially for television, an adaptation of the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834).
written by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, 1875-1912; directed by Milfid Ellis, fl. 1985; choreographed by William Tuckett, 1969-; produced by Mary Jane Walsh, fl. 1975-2017, Palindrome Productions; performed by Craig Watkins, fl. 1994, Harris Tatakis, fl. 1994, Paul Lane, fl. 1994, Stuart Howard, fl. 1994, Dean Fernee, fl. 1994, James Spencer Thierree, 1974-, Emma Lewis, fl. 1994, Belinda Hatley, fl. 1994, Adam Cooper, 1971-, William Tuckett, 1969-, Lynne Bristow, fl. 1996, Leire Ortueta, 1971-, Michael Nunn, 1967- and Sir Anthony Dowell, 1943-, Royal Ballet, in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (London, England: Arts Council England, 1994), 15 mins
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Royal Ballet: Checkmate
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conducted by John Lanchberry; choreographed by Dame Ninette de Valois, 1898-2001; produced by Margaret Dale, 1922-2010; performed by Dame Beryl Elizabeth Grey, 1927-, Ian Hamilton, Robert Helpmann, 1909-1986, Deirdre O'Conaire, fl. 1962-1978, Sheila Humphreys, fl. 1963-1976 and David Gordon, 1936-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Royal Ballet: Checkmate (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1963), 49 mins
This program from the BBC features the ballet Checkmate with music by Arthur Bliss and choreography by Ninette de Valois.
conducted by John Lanchberry; choreographed by Dame Ninette de Valois, 1898-2001; produced by Margaret Dale, 1922-2010; performed by Dame Beryl Elizabeth Grey, 1927-, Ian Hamilton, Robert Helpmann, 1909-1986, Deirdre O'Conaire, fl. 1962-1978, Sheila Humphreys, fl. 1963-1976 and David Gordon, 1936-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Royal Ballet: Checkmate (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1963), 49 mins
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