Delibes: Coppélia / Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

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This 19th century classic, in an enchanting production by Royal Ballet choreographer Dame Ninette de Valoise, with original designs by Sir Osbert Lancaster, was broadcast live by BBC television in February 2000. The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, is joined by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under Nicolae Moldoveanu.

Extra features include
• Historic 10-minute film ‘The Ballet Moves’
• Illustrated biography of Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-86)
• Introduction to the original broadcast by Deborah Bull

R E V I E W S:

‘Now we have this sparkling Ballet on DVD, beautifully filmed and with first class orchestral sound, richly played under Nicolae Moldoveanu. Luke Heydon’s Doctor Coppelius and Leana Palmer’s Coppelia could not be bettered. This DVD is a practical tribute to Madam.’ -- Musical Opinion

‘Fabulously entertaining... Buoyant performances.’ -- San Francisco Chronicle

‘Excellence in technical television production quality…drawing the viewer into the story and recreating the emotional intensity of the theatrical experience.’ -- IMZ Dance Screen 2000

‘DVD benefits the art of the dance as well. When I have watched ballet on television the music is a distant and faint accompaniment. Here we actually hear the delights of Delibes’ ever-popular score. It’s a feast for the eye too, with the magical story of the enchanted doll, and Osbert Lancaster’s witty and colourful designs, benefiting from DVD’s clarity.’ -- Birmingham Evening Mail

WINNER of the IMZ Dance Screen 2000 Award for Stage/Studio recording
WINNER - Penguin Guide Rosette

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: OA 0824 D

  • UPC: 809478000051

  • Label: Opus Arte

  • Composer: Léo Delibes

  • Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra