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Ashton Collection Volume 2 DVD (The Royal Ballet)

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Three classic full-length ballets are brought together in the special 3-disc collection celebrating Frederick Ashton’s work. Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Sylvia, restored to the splendour of its elegant, opulent three-act form and featuring the choreographer’s darkly comic characterisations. By contrast La fille mal gardée, starring Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta, has been treasured as one of Ashton’s happiest creations – his artistic tribute to nature and his beloved Suffolk countryside.

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter bring the famous stories of the English writer and illustrator to life in a warm and witty work for all ages. Swept up in the ballet’s childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colourful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit.

Volume 1 is also available, which includes The DreamSymphonic VariationsThe Two Pigeons and many more

Sylvia
Sylvia: Darcey Bussell 
Aminta: Roberto Bolle 
Orion: Thiago Soares
Artists of The Royal Ballet

La fille mal gardée
Lise: Marianela Nuñez 
Colas: Carlos Acosta 
Simone: William Tuckett 
Alain: Jonathan Howells
Artists of The Royal Ballet

The Tales of Beatrix Potter
Mrs. Tittlemouse: Victoria Hewitt 
Johnny Town-Mouse: Ricardo Cervera 
Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle: Jonathan Howells 
Peter Rabbit: Joshua Tuirua
Artists of The Royal Ballet

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton 
Conductors: Graham Bond / Anthony Twiner / Paul Murphy
Composers: Leo Delibes / Ferdinand Hérold / John Lanchberry

Extras: Sylvia introduced by Darcey Bussell; Cast Galleries (Sylvia, Fille); Illustrated Synopses (All)

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running Time: 300 mins
Years: 2005 (SylviaLa fille mal gardée) 2007 (The Tales of Beatrix Potter)

Sylvia



La fille mal gardée



The Tales of Beatrix Potter


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Anne Brundritt-Moore
Ashton Delight

I am thoroughly enjoying all the ballets. I had never seen Sylvia or the Tales of Beatrix Potter but love both of them and have already watched Sylvia twice. It was a joy to re-visit La Fille Mal Gardee which I saw many years ago. Altogether a lovely collection which will give me many hours of pleasure.

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I am thoroughly enjoying all the ballets. I had never seen Sylvia or the Tales of Beatrix Potter but love both of them and have already watched Sylvia twice. It was a joy to re-visit La Fille Mal Gardee which I saw many years ago. Altogether a lovely collection which will give me many hours of pleasure.