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#16 innopac


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:07 PM

Aschenbrödel (Cinderella): Strauss

This is on Amazon with the following spelling -- Aschenbrdel


"This wonderful ballet by the second Johann Strauss finally receives its world première recording on DVD! Recorded live in December 1999, this celebrated Vienna State Opera production combines everything a romantic ballet needs: excellent soloists, fascinating choreography and beautiful costumes. Aschenbrödel (Cinderella) is one of those stories that were made to be danced. Its cornerstone is a fabulous ball scene and at it has love, jealousy and romance at its heart. This version of Cinderella, danced to the music of Viennas musical hero, Johann Strauss II, is the composers only ballet score. The new choreography was created by Italian dancer and choreographer Renato Zanella, then ballet director of Vienna State Opera Ballet. It tells the heartbreaking story of a girl who is ostracised by her family and rescued by a prince with a touch of French flair. The elegant costumes are designed by Christian Lacroix, one of the leading Paris Fashion Designers and add to the pure joy of a delightful ballet evening."



#17 Quiggin


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

Thanks, innopac, for posting that clip. The Strauss music sounds more like generic Strauss than the Prokofiev like generic Prokofiev, but I do like the costumes. They're more graphic than the ones in the Wheeldon version, more contemporary – maybe like something Mike Kelley with his great color sense may have done – and I guess lend themselves to a different kind of choreography, a bit fresher?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

Some glimpses from the Cuban production...



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