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La Fille mal gardée DVD (The Royal Ballet)

La Fille mal gardée DVD (The Royal Ballet)

One of the best-loved comic ballets of all time, here with Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta perfectly portraying the young lovers Lise and Colas.
£24.99

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Ever since its triumphant premiere in 1960, Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée (The Badly Guarded Girl) has been treasured as one of his happiest creations. ­ An artistic tribute to nature, the ballet is an expression of Ashton's 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 Hérold'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 Hérold, adapted by John Lanchbery

Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Dancers: Carlos Acosta, Marianela Nuñez, William Tuckett, David Drew and Jonathan Howells

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anthony Twiner 2005

A Royal Ballet production


Plus: Cast gallery and illustrated synopsis

Picture: 16:9

Sound: LPCM Stereo / 5.1 Surround Sound 

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 Worldwide

Running Time: 112 mins

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