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SCHNEITZHOEFFER, J.-M.: Sylphide (La) (Paris Opera Ballet, 2004) (NTSC)




SCHNEITZHOEFFER, J.-M.: Sylphide (La) (Paris Opera Ballet, 2004) (NTSC)

Ballet in two acts after Philippe Taglioni (1832)
With music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer

Aurélie Dupont, Mathieu Ganio,
Corps de Ballet and Orchestra of the Opera National de Paris, Ermanno Florio

Cat no.: DVW-BLSYL

Picture Format: 16:9 anamorph
Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 108 mins+19 mins (bonus)
Region Code: NTSC All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: July 2004


"The Paris Opera filmed the Dupont/Ganio cast for future DVD release ... It will be great to have an early performance of Ganio preserved this way" --

TDK presents the only commercially available recording of Pierre Lacotte's landmark reconstruction of La Sylphide, generally acknowledged to be the first Romantic ballet.

The original choreography for La Syphide was created by Philippe Taglioni for his daughter Marie, a premiere étoile at the Opéra de Paris. The work premiered in 1832 and is generally acknowledged to be the first Romantic ballet, with its themes - the hero who pursues a dream and destroys all chances of earthly happiness - as well as the lightness and lyricism of the choreography and its costumes (the ballet saw the first use of the long Romantic tutu).

Pierre Lacotte's 1972 reconstruction returned to the very roots of Taglioni's choreography and is danced here by the ballet company it was created for, with wonderful performances by Aurélie Dupont as the sylph and Mathieu Ganio as the Scottish farmer who pursues her:

"Tall, lean and handsome, Ganio is a dancer of great promise. A sympathetic and graceful presence, and looking quite mature for his age, he danced with a kind of impetuousness and abandon one would love to see more in male dancing and which suited this particular role extremely well. His soaring leaps and powerful attack, especially apparent in the 2nd Act which Lacotte turned into a dance marathon for both protagonists, were a joy to watch. … On the strength of this performance Ganio is a name to look out for."--

Schneitzhoeffer, Jean Madeleine

Florio, Ermanno

Paris National Opera Orchestra

Paris National Opera Ballet

Didiere, Jean-Marie; Dupont, Aurelie; Ganio, Mathieu; Hoff, Emmanuel; Hurel, Melanie; Rousseliere, Virginie


Genre: Ballet

Catalogue No: DVW-BLSYL

Barcode: 0824121001186

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Release Date: 06/2005

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