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Sylvia DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Sylvia DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton's Sylvia, restored to the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet.

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Taken from Greek mythology, Frederick Ashton's ballet tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros. Ashton was inspired by the music of Léo Delibes to create such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act 3 pas de deux and the mischievous role of Eros, one of the delightful, darkly comic characterisations for which Ashton became known and loved. Sylvia is a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and classical beauty, the epitome of Ashton style in stage settings of great detail and painterly perfection. 


Music: Léo Delibes

Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Sylvia: Darcey Bussell

Aminta: Roberto Bolle

Orion: Thiago Soares

Eros: Martin Harvey

Diana: Mara Galeazzi


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Graham Bond 

Production realisation and staging: Christopher Newton

Original Designs: Robin and Christopher Ironside

Additional Designs: Peter Farmer

Lighting: Mark Jonathan


Plus: Introductions and conclusions to the ballet by Darcey Bussell, cast gallery and synopsis.


Picture: 16:9

Sound: DTS Surround 5.1 / LPCM Stereo 

Region code: 0 worldwide

Format: NTSC

Running Time: 117 mins

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

Year: 2005


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