Great Ballets from the Bolshoi Collector Box (vol. I)

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The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and the Flames of Paris, four great classics danced by the Bolshoi Ballet, in a beautiful Digistack (Collector’s Edition)

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Great Ballets from the Bolshoi (vol. I)

Four famous productions from the Bolshoi Ballet HD Collection in an exceptional 4 Blu-ray set digistack: The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and The Flames of Paris by the greatest performers of the Bolshoi Ballet: Svetlana Zakharova, Natalia Osipova, Nina Kaptsova, Maria Allash, Svetlana Lunkina, David Hallberg, Artem Ovcharenko.

THE NUTCRACKER

Masterpiece of classical dance, this Nutcracker is a magical version of the score by Tchaikovsky filmed at the Bolshoi Theatre. Till its première in Saint-Petersbourg in 1892, The Nutcracker is one of the most successful classical ballet and Tchaikovsky‘s score has become one of his most famous compositions. Yuri Grigorovich deals with Hoffmann’s fantastic imagery and takes ideas from the Marius Petipa’ scenario : battle of the mice, snowflakes flurry, characters dances executed by little doll that came to life…

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

The choreographer, Yuri Grigorovich presents a new version of one of his most famous choreography for a breath taking experience in splendid sets designed by Ezio Frigerio and  more than 400 new costumes designed  by Franca Squarciapino. The american superstar dancer David Hallberg is Prince Désiré. Hallberg is the first main american soloist ever to be hired by the Bolshoi Ballet. Princess Aurora is danced by the principal Svetlana Zakharova.

GISELLE

Learning that Albrecht, her beloved, is in fact a nobleman engaged to be married to a princess, the naive peasant girl Giselle dies. The Queen of the Wilis—the spirits of deceased young virgins—decides that Albrecht should follow Giselle to the grave, and condemns him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. But Giselle’s spirit dances with him and saves him.
Composer Adolphe Adam owes his reputation to this archetypal, richly melodic romantic ballet.
As Giselle Svetlana Lunkina is simply sensational. Her Albrecht is the iconically noble dancer Dmitri Gudanov. And the cast is perfectly rounded off by Maria Allash as the Queen of the Wilis.

THE FLAMES OF PARIS

Produced in the 30’s of the last century, The Flames of Paris, on a music by Boris Asafiev, was presented on the eve of the anniversary of the October Revolution, and later continued to be included in the ranks of works which were always brought out for an airing on anniversaries of this sort. And this is hardly surprising, The Flames of Paris is about the conflagration of the great French Revolution. And it had a new ’hero’ type which, up to then, had not been encountered in ballet – one of its main characters was the populace, revolutionary in mood and ready for action. The choreographer Alexei Ratmanky has attempted to make maximum use of the preserved fragments of Vasily Vainonen in his new ballet. The most talented soloists of the Bolshoi Ballet appear in this production as Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev or Denis Savin and Anna Antonicheva.

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Great Ballets from the Bolshoi (vol. I) [DVD & Blu-ray]

THE NUTCRACKER
Music : Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Marie Nina Kaptsova
The Nutcracker Artem Ovcharenko
Drosselmeyer Denis Savin

Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Conductor
 : Pavel Klinichev

Corps de Ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre
Choreography : Yuri Grigorovich

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Music : Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Princess Aurora Svetlana Zakharova
Prince Désiré David Hallberg
Lilac Fairy Maria Allash
Carabosse Alexey Loparevich

Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Conductor : Vassily Sinaisky

Corps de Ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre
Choreography
 : Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa

GISELLE
Music : Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

Giselle : Svetlana Lunkina
Albrecht : Dmitry Gudanov
Hans : Vitaly Biktimirov
Myrtha : Maria Allash

Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Conductor
 : Pavel Klinichev

Corps de Ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre
Choreography : J. Coralli, J. Perrot & M. Petipa
Choreographic version : Youri Grigorovitch

THE FLAMES OF PARIS
Music : Boris Asafiev (1884-1949)

Jeanne Natalia Osipova
Jérome Denis Savin
Philippe Ivan Vasiliev
M. de Beauregard Yuri Klevtsov
Adeline Nina Kaptsova

Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Conductor : Pavel Sorokin

Corps de Ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre
Choreography : Alexei Ratmansky

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THE NUTCRACKER

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GISELLE

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FLAMES OF PARIS

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SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Technical informations

HD recording : Bolshoi Theatre | 2010 (The Nutcracker & The Flames of Paris) • 2011 (The Sleeping Beauty Giselle)
TV direction : Vincent Bataillon
Release date : 18 November 2014
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

4 DVD [DIGISTACK]
Reference
: BAC609
Barcode : 3760115306097
Running time : 474 min.
The Nutcracker : 103 min.
The Sleeping Beauty : 138 min.
Giselle : 109 min.
The Flames of Paris : 103 min. (ballet) & 21 min. (bonus)
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

4 BLU-RAY [DIGISTACK]
Reference : BAC610
Barcode : 3760115306103
Running time : 474 min.
The Nutcracker : 103 min.
The Sleeping Beauty : 138 min.
Giselle : 109 min.
The Flames of Paris : 103 min. (ballet) & 21 min. (bonus)
Image : Color, 16/9, Full HD
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
Region code : A, B, C

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