Edouard-Marie-Ernest DELDEVEZ / Ludwig MINKUS
Les Etoiles, les Premiers danseurs, le Corps de Ballet
et l'Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris, David Coleman
Choreography : Pierre Lacotte
Costume Designer: Luisa Spinatelli
Lighting: Philippe Albaric
Director: Denis Caiozzi
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 109 Mins (1 DVD)
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: January 2003
This lost gem with music by Edouard-Marie-Ernest Delvedez and Ludwig Minkus is here performed with Joseph Mazilier's original 1846 choreography, painstakingly researched and recreated by French choreographer Pierre Lacotte and spectacularly performed by members of the Opera National de Paris.
Lacotte's view is simple: "When you re-stage the ballets of the great French choreographers ¡K you must respect their work and keep the original atmosphere. Above all, the style of the period must not be lost."
Starting with Mazilier's two acts the ballet ends in a blaze of glory with Petipa's entertainment, a firework display of pas d'ecole. The music has been revised and orchestrated by David Coleman, whilst Luisa Spinatelli, drawing inspiration from the original models made for the work's creation, has conceived new sets and costumes.
Paquita Agnes Letestu
Lucien d'Hervilly Jose Martinez
Inigo Karl Paquette
Le General, Comte d'Hervilly Richard Wilk
La Comtesse Celine Talon
Don Lopez de Mendoza Jean-Marie Didiere
Dona Serafina Beatrice Martel