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Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes - Tchaikovsky Ballet Masterpieces ICA DVD

Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes - Tchaikovsky Ballet Masterpieces ICA DVD

Historic footage of Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes in extracts from The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
£19.99

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Description

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.

 

Extracts from:

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

 

Picture: 4:3

Sound: LPCM Mono

Running Time: 72 mins

Region code: 0

Format: NTSC

A BBC Recording.

Categories:

DVDs > Ballet

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