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AN EVENING WITH THE ROYAL BALLETpotential confusion with earlier video release of the same title


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#1 rg

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Evening with the Royal Ballet

Evening with the Royal Ballet movie was released Nov 13, 2012 by the BBC/Opus Arte studio. This DVD brings together a fabulous collection of some of the world's most beloved ballets including Coppelia, Giselle, La fille mal gardee, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Sylvia, The Firebird, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty.

The copy above notes the contents of a newly released DVD with excerpts, thirteen in number, from recent Royal Ballet telecasts.
Meanwhile, it might seem confusing to anyone looking for or thinking of AN EVENING OF THE ROYAL BALLET as released in 1963 as follows:

An evening with the Royal Ballet / British Home Entertainment Ltd. in association with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden ; produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan. W. Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur, c1963. (87 min.) : sd., col.
Notes : Filmed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 1963, under the supervision of Frederick Ashton, assisted by John Hart.
Danced by the Royal Ballet.
Music performed by the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, conducted by John Lanchbery.
Le corsaire [pas de deux] / film directed by Anthony Havelock-Allan ; choreography, Rudolf Nureyev ; music, Riccardo Drigo ; danced by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
La valse / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, Maurice Ravel ; danced by the Royal Ballet.
Aurora's wedding (Act III of The sleeping beauty) / film directed by Anthony Asquith ; choreography, Nikolai Sergeev after Marius Petipa ; music, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ; sets and costumes, Oliver Messel ; cast: Fonteyn (Princess Aurora) and David Blair (Florimund); Graham Usher, Merle Park, Georgina Parkinson (Prince Florestan & his sisters); Antoinette Sibley, Brian Shaw (Bluebirds); Douglas Steuart (Puss-in-Boots) & Virginia Wakelyn (White cat); Ann Howard (Red Riding Hood) & Ronald Plaisted (Wolf); Alexander Grant, Keith Milland, Lawrence Ruffell (Three Ivans); Leslie Edwards (Cattalabutte); Ray Powell (Carabosse); Deanne Bergsma (Lilac fairy); Derek Rencher & Gerd Larsen (King Florestan & his queen).
: Les sylphides / film directed by Asquith ; choreography, Serge Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva after Mikhail Fokin ; music, Chopin, arr. by Ray Douglas ; danced by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, with Merle Park (valse), Annette Page (mazurka), and members of the Royal Ballet.
An evening with the Royal Ballet / British Home Entertainment Ltd. in association with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden ; produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan. W. Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur, c1963. (87 min.) : sd., col.
Notes : Filmed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 1963, under the supervision of Frederick Ashton, assisted by John Hart.
Danced by the Royal Ballet.
Music performed by the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, conducted by John Lanchbery.
Le corsaire [pas de deux] / film directed by Anthony Havelock-Allan ; choreography, Rudolf Nureyev ; music, Riccardo Drigo ; danced by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
La valse / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, Maurice Ravel ; danced by the Royal Ballet.
Aurora's wedding (Act III of The sleeping beauty) / film directed by Anthony Asquith ; choreography, Nikolai Sergeev after Marius Petipa ; music, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ; sets and costumes, Oliver Messel ; cast: Fonteyn (Princess Aurora) and David Blair (Florimund); Graham Usher, Merle Park, Georgina Parkinson (Prince Florestan & his sisters); Antoinette Sibley, Brian Shaw (Bluebirds); Douglas Steuart (Puss-in-Boots) & Virginia Wakelyn (White cat); Ann Howard (Red Riding Hood) & Ronald Plaisted (Wolf); Alexander Grant, Keith Milland, Lawrence Ruffell (Three Ivans); Leslie Edwards (Cattalabutte); Ray Powell (Carabosse); Deanne Bergsma (Lilac fairy); Derek Rencher & Gerd Larsen (King Florestan & his queen).
: Les sylphides / film directed by Asquith ; choreography, Serge Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva after Mikhail Fokin ; music, Chopin, arr. by Ray Douglas ; danced by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, with Merle Park (valse), Annette Page (mazurka), and members of the Royal Ballet.

#2 innopac

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

Thanks RG. I had assumed they were the same.

The new dvd (2012) is:[size=4] Opus Arte: OA1087D[/size]

Highlights from: Coppélia, Giselle, La fille mal gardée, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Sylvia The Firebird, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Divertissements


Romeo & Juliet Act 1 Dance of the Knights
Voices of Spring pas de deux
The Sleeping Beauty Rose Adagio
The FirebirdFirebird's Dance
La fille mal gardée Act 2 - Fanny Elssler pas de deux
La fille mal gardée Act 2 - Clog Dance
GiselleAct 2 - Grand pas de deux
Romeo & Juliet Act 2 - Balcony Scene
Sylvia Act 3 - Pas de deux (Andante)
Swan Lake Act 2 - Dance of the Cygnets
Coppélia - Swanilda impersonates Coppelia
The Nutcracker Act 2 - Grand pas de deux (includes Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)
Swan Lake Act 4 - Finale (Pas de trois)

Ballet principals include: Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Lauren Cuthbertson and Marianela Nunez

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Thanks so much for the clarification -- I would likely have skimmed right over it too.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

It's even more confusing, because Kultur, which publishes the earlier DVD with Fonteyn and Nureyev, also calls it "An Evening with the Royal Ballet", and it also sells Opus Arte disks, although not the 2012 disk, at least yet:
http://www.kultur.co...let-p/d1182.htm

The 2012 DVD looks like the cover of the Royal Ballet programs:
http://www.naxos.com...em_code=OA1087D

Thank you so much for clarifying this, rg!


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