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The Royal Ballet DVD (Fonteyn and Somes)

The Royal Ballet DVD (Fonteyn and Somes)

Paul Czinner's outstanding film showcases prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn in what was her first feature film. Acts from Giselle, The Firebird and Swan Lake, partnered by Michael Somes.
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Filmed on the stage of the Royal Opera House, director Paul Czinner's outstanding film showcases prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn in what was her first feature film. Partnered by Michael Somes, this DVD takes acts from three of the most well-known and admired pieces in the world:

 

  • Ondine by Frederick Ashton. A showpiece for Margot Fonteyn, who owed much of her success to the tailor-made role that Ashton created for her. Seats for every performance of this ballet were sold out within two weeks of opening.

 

  • The Firebird: In which Michael Somes as Prince Ivan Tsarevitch was said to be unsurpassed by any living dancer. It is a riot of colour and action, ably showcasing Stravinsky's haunting music.

 

  • Swan Lake (Act II) This shows the Royal Ballet at its classical best. With Tchaikovsky's enchanting music it brings contrast to the moderism of Ondine and the excitement of Firebird.

 

Starring: Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Bryan Ashbridge, Rosemary Lindsay and Julia Farron.

 

Picture: 4:3
Sound: Mono
Running Time: 130 mins
Region code: 2
Format: PAL (Please check that your DVD player is PAL compatible)

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