Cesare Pugni | Pierre Lacotte | Svetlana Zakharova | Bolshoi Ballet

The Pharaoh’s Daughter

For the first time on DVD, then on Blu-ray, BelAir Classiques present Petipa’s extravaganza, The Pharaoh’s Daughter, in a stunning production by Pierre Lacotte. Recreating the spectacular sumptuousness of the original, the ballet tells the tale of a young Englishman who dreams he elopes with a Pharaoh’s daughter.

Despite a desert storm, a lion hunt and an attempted suicide, the couple finally wins the Pharaoh’s blessing to their marriage.

From its creation in 1862, Petipa’s grandiose ballet was a sensational success; its stupendous costumes and striking scenery, its exotica, romanticism and drama appealing to audiences as much as the virtuoso choreography.

The Bolshoi Ballet and the two soloists Svetlana Zakharova and Sergueï Filin are at their best in spite of the difficulty of Pierre Lacotte’s choreography.

Special features (DVD only) : a documentary about the creation of the ballet at the Bolshoi and an exclusive interview of Pierre Lacotte.

Press review

“Living the Egyptian dream” – The Independent Review

“Only the Bolshoi can present, in Svetlana Zakharova and Sergey Filin, two artists with the technical bravura and the emotional allure to make the piece so attractive” – The Financial Times

“Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Filin were simply astounding” – Michael Coveney

“Fun on the Nile with the Boshoi” – Louise Levene

“A romp in Egypt” – Evening Standard

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The Pharaoh’s Daughter [DVD & Blu-ray]

Music : Cesare Pugni

Aspicia, Pharaoh’s Daughter : Svetlana Zakharova
Lord Wilson, an Englishmen : Sergueï Filin
John Bull, his servant : Gennady Yanin
Ramze, Aspicia’s slave : Maria Aleksandrova

Soloists, Corps de Ballet and Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre

Choreography : Pierre Lacotte after Marius Petipa

Sets and costumes : Pierre Lacotte

Conducted by : Alexander Sotnikov

technical informations

HD recording : Bolshoi Theatre | 10/2003
Réalisation : Vincent Bataillon
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

1 DVD
Reference
: BAC301
Barcode : 3760115303010
Release date (first edition) : 30 November 2003
Running time : 130 min.
Film : 100 min.
Bonus : Interview with choreographer Pierre Lacotte (30 min.)
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Code région : 0

1 BLU-RAY
Reference : BAC401
Barcode : 3760115304017
Release date : 09 April 2010
Running time : 100 min.
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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