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Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Blu-ray (The Royal Ballet) 2019

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this triple bill highlights the versatility of the Company.

Rudolf Nureyev's production of Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, led magnificently in this performance by Natalia Osipova and Vadim Muntagirov. Frederick Ashton's Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, Kenneth MacMillan's masterpiece of classical technique fused with a contemporary mind, completes an evening that demonstrates the breadth of the Company’s heritage.

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 Anna Rose O’Sullivan, James Hay, Yasmine Naghdi, Ryoichi Hirano, Mayara Magri
Artists of The Royal Ballet

Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar: Christopher Saunders
The Lady: Laura Morera
Richard Baxter: Philip Mosley
Arthur Troyte Griffith: Matthew Ball
Dora Penny: Francesca Hayward
Artists of The Royal Ballet

Raymonda Act III
Raymonda: Natalia Osipova
Jean de Brienne: Vadim Muntagirov
Dancers: Reece Clarke, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Fumi Kaneko, Cesar Corrales, James Hay, Isabella Gasparini
Artists of The Royal Ballet

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Pavel Sorokin
Solo Piano: Kate Shipway (Concerto)
Choreographers: Kenneth MacMillan (Concerto) / Frederick Ashton (Enigma Variations) / Rudolf Nureyev, after Marius Petipa (Raymonda Act III)
Composers: Dmitri Shostakovich (Concerto) / Edward Elgar (Enigma Variations) / Alexander Glazunov (Raymonda Act III)
Designers: Jürgen Rose (Concerto) / Julia Trevelyan Oman (Enigma Variations) / Barry Kay (Raymonda Act III)
Lighting Designer: John B. Read (All)

Extra Features: Why The Royal Ballet love performing Concerto, Enigma Variations and Raymonda Act III; Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
 LPCM 2.0 + Surround 5.1 DTS Master Audio
Format: Blu-ray
Region: All Regions
Running Time: 110 mins
Year: 2019 

"The Royal Ballet is at the top of its game in a new triple bill of MacMillan, Ashton and a pinch of Petipa" The Guardian

"Textbook triple bill-making from the Royal Ballet" Financial Times



"Anna Rose O'Sullivan, with her glorious feet and innate musicality, skips through the searingly difficult footwork of the first movement, partnered ably by James Hay, whose elegant lines enhance the the delightful clarity of his dancing." Dance Europe


Enigma Variations

"... every single moment was fashioned with joy." The Guardian

"Lifted into the air, Morera brings a sense of wonder to a moment of stillness. Calvin Richardson is a whirlwind as William Meath Baker, while Francesca Hayward dances Dorabella with trilling musical delicacy." The Independent


Raymonda Act III

"Natalia Osipova... thrills as always with the passion she puts into every step...  Vadim Muntagirov gives us a performance of jaw-dropping classical perfection, worth the price of the DVD on its own." Dance Europe