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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.
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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

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

Sound: LPCM Stereo / 5.1 Surround Sound 

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 Worldwide

Running Time: 112 mins

Year: 2005

Categories:

DVDs
DVDs > Ballet
DVDs > Royal Opera House Titles
DVDs > Opus Arte Titles

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