Exceptional studio productions from the late 1950s, all three of the Tchaikovsky ballet performances featured on this DVD are released for the first time. The perfect partners, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes give stunning performances with Fonteyn at her most beguiling as Aurora in Sleeping Beauty – the ballet in which she and the Sadler’s Wells ballet made their historic American debut in 1949. The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.
SLEEPING BEAUTY - Studio recording, transmitted 20 Decemeber 1959
SWAN LAKE - Studio recording, transmitted 9 June 1954
THE NUTCRACKER (Act II) - Studio recording, transmitted 21 December 1958
Royal Opera House Orchestra, John Lanchbery / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Irving / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hugo Rignold
Sound: LPCM Mono
Running Time: 72 mins
Region code: 0
A BBC Recording.