"Spectre de la Rose" clipwith Patrick Dupond and Lilian Gish.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:41 PM
From the Youtube OP
"Legend of stage and screen, Lillian Gish, appears with Patrick Dupond and fulfills a lifelong dream at the Metropolitan Opera Gala, celebrating 100 years of performing arts at the Met. In her introduction, Miss Gish recalls a performance of "Le Spectre de la Rose" with Vaslav Nijinsky that she had attended with her sister Dorothy and Charlie Chaplin over 65 years before. Taped on May 13, 1984".
Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:09 AM
the whole, hours-long event was telecast at the time.
here's the NYPL listing for its copy of the first half? of the evening's offerings:
Celebration, Reel 1 (Videotape) : 1984. 60 min. : sd. color
Taped in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House May 13, 1984. A WNET-TV and Metropolitan Opera presentation of a gala performance celebrating 100 years of performing arts at the Metropolitan Opera. Producer: Jane Hermann. Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn. Lighting: Gil Wechsler. Staging: Donald Saddler. Director: Brian Large. Script: Gerald Fitzgerald.
CONTENTS. - Diversion of angels. Choreography and costumes: Martha Graham. Music: Norman Dello Joio. Danced by the Martha Graham Dance Company. Dancers: Peggy Lyman, George White, Jr., Takako Asakawa, Peter Sparling, Thea Barnes, Steve Rooks, Larry White, and corps. - Five Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan. Choreography: Frederick Ashton. Music: Johannes Brahms. Pianist: Philip Gammon. Dancer: Lynn Seymour. - Le spectre de la rose. Choreography: Michel Fokine. Music: Carl Maria von Weber. Dancers: Patrick Dupond, Lillian Gish. - The nutcracker (Hoffmann's solo). Choreography: Roland Petit. Music: Tchaikovsky. Dancer: Jean-Charles Gil. - Romeo and Juliet (Balcony scene). Choreography: Frederick Ashton. Music: Sergei Prokofiev. Dancers: Lis Jeppesen, Arne Villumsen. - Cameo appearances: Alexandra Danilova; Frederic Franklin; Jerome Robbins.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:34 PM
Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:53 AM
I know this is an old thread but I came across it and wanted to say thank you for posting it - it's wonderful. Certainly one of the best things I've seen on YouTube. How lovely.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:03 PM
Thanks for bringing this forward -- it's a treat to see it again.
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