Tchaikovsky The Classic Ballets DVD Box Set

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01 - 09 - 2013

Tchaikovsky The Classic Ballets DVD Box Set

Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares, Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Gary Avis, Iohna Loots, Ricardo Cervera, Alina Cojocaru, Elizabeth McGorian, Federico Bonelli, Christopher Saunders, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels and Valeriy Ovsyanikov (conductor)

This special collection brings together three acclaimed Royal Ballet performances of Tchaikovsky's celebrated masterpieces. The tragic and gloriously Romantic Swan Lake features compelling dancing from Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares, while an enchanting and visually striking The Sleeping Beauty, based on the classic 1946 production, showcases The Royal Ballet's inimitable style and virtuosity. Finally, the enduring Christmas favourite The Nutcracker is at its most captivating in Peter Wright's timeless production.

DVD 1 - Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Op 20
DVD 2 - Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Op 71
DVD 3 - Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty Op 66

Extra features:
Swan Lake: Illustrated synopsis, an Interview with Anthony Dowell, Four Swan Queens and a cast gallery
Sleeping Beauty: Illustrated synopsis and a cast gallery
The Nutcracker: Rehearsing at White Lodge, Peter Wright tells the story of The Nutcracker and a Cast gallery

Running time: 7 hr 37 min
Picture format: PAL 16:9
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian
No. of discs: 3 (DVD)

Also available on Blu-ray (OABD7131D)

'The production as a whole is beautifully formed and dramatically convincing... And praise, too, for the corps, who made us feel the sorrow and anger of the swans' collective misfortune.' (The Times on Swan Lake)
'Alina Cojocaru's Aurora was the ballet's radiant centrepiece, charming, in control and filled with a palpable delight in every pretty step.' (Times Online on The Sleeping Beauty')
'One of the very best seasonal treats for children and adults alike, the Royal Ballet's Nutcracker is a handsome, agical, thoroughly traditional rendering of ETA Hoffmann's immortal if deeply strange story' (Sunday Express on The Nutcracker)