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La Fille mal gardée Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Ballet)

La Fille mal gardée Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Ballet)

Herold's ballet La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is one of the best loved comic ballets of all time. Here Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta perfectly portray the young lovers Lise and Colas.
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Ever since its triumphant premiere in 1960, Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée has been treasured as one of his happiest creations ­- his artistic tribute to nature, and an expression of his feelings for his beloved Suffolk countryside. Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta perfectly portray the young lovers Lise and Colas, determined to thwart the plans of Widow Simone to marry off her wayward daughter to Alain, the simple son of wealthy Farmer Thomas.

 

Osbert Lancaster's colourful, picture-book designs, along with Ferdinand Herold's tuneful score, arranged by John Lanchbery, provide the perfect setting for Ashton's blissfully bucolic ballet, complete with haywain, pony, maypole and ribbons, a cockerel and his chickens and, of course, the famous clog dance, here wonderfully led by William Tuckett as the irascible but lovable Widow Simone.

 

Find out more about the production

 

Music: Ferdinand Herold

Arranged by John Lanchbery

Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Lise: Marianela Nuñez

Colas: Carlos Acosta

Widow Simone: William Tuckett

Alain: Jonathan Howells

 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Anthony Twiner

Scenario: Jean Dauberval

Designs: Osbert Lancaster

Lighting: John B. Read

Staging: Alexander Grant

Assited by Christopher Carr

 

Plus: Cast gallery and illustrated synopsis

 

Picture: 16:9 1080i
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / 5.1
Duration: 112 mins
Region code: All Regions
1 X BD50
Subtitles: FR/DE/ES/IT

Categories:

Children
Blu-ray > Ballet

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