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DELIBES, L.: Coppelia (Royal Opera House, 2000) (NTSC)



DELIBES, L.: Coppelia (Royal Opera House, 2000) (NTSC)

Léo Delibes Coppélia

Swanilda Leanne Benjamin Franz Carlos Acosta
Dr. Coppelius Luke Heydon
The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Nicolae Moldaveano

WINNER - IMZ Dance Screen 2000 Award for Stage/Studio recording

WINNER - Penguin Guide Rosette

Coppélia, a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius, is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter. The mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love.
This 19th century classic, in an enchanting production by Royal Ballet choreographer Dame Ninette de Valoise, was broadcast live by BBC television in February 2000.

Region Code:
All regions
Picture format:
Running time:
120 minutes DVD9
Sound format:
Dolby Stereo & 5.1 Surround Sound
Menu languages:
Subtitle languages: D/F
Cat. No.:
OA 0813 D (PAL) OA 0824 D (NTSC)

Historic 10-minute film 'The Ballet Moves'

Illustrated biography of Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-86)

Introduction to the original broadcast by Deborah Bull

'Now we have this sparkling Ballet on DVD, beautifully filmed and with first class orchestral sound, richly played …fabulously entertaining...Bouyant performances.'
San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

'Lianne Benjamin is an ideal Swanilda, always alert and fun loving, yet always intelligent. She thoroughly enjoys her solos and leads the other girls through their paces as easily as she allows the vulnerable Franz to make a fool of himself. Carlos Acosta's Franz, indeed, would have made any but a puppet's heart jump! Luke Heydon's Doctor Coppélius and Leana Palmer's Coppélia could not be bettered. This DVD is a practical tribute to Madam.'
Musical Opinion

'The Royal Ballet show that DVD benefits the art of the dance as well. When I have watched ballet on television the music is a distant and faint accompaniment. Here we actually hear the delights of Delibes' ever-popular score. It's a feast for the eye too, with the magical story of the enchanted doll, and Osbert Lancaster's witty and colourful designs, benefiting from DVD's clarity. And if you're not a balletomane then prima ballerina Deborah Bull's introduction will really help out.'
Birmingham Evening Mail

Delibes, Léo

Moldoveanu, Nicolae

Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden

Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Acosta, Carlos; Benjamin, Leanne; Heydon, Luke; Palmer, Leana

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Ballet

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: OA0824D

Barcode: 0809478000051

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Release Date: 04/2002

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