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Anastasia Blu-ray (The Royal Ballet)

Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova dances the title role in Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting ballet, to atmospheric music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů. Anastasia tells the story of Anna Anderson who, following the Russian Revolution and the murder of the royal family, claimed she was the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia. Many believed her to be an imposter; others hoped she was Anastasia, a remnant of a lost world. A powerful, psychological challenge for the lead dancer, Anastasia explores one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved, and the distorting mirror of memory, time and place.

Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky & Bohuslav Martinů
Electronic Music: Fritz Winckel & Rüdiger Rüfer
Anastasia/Anna Anderson: Natalia Osipova
Mathilde Kschessinska: Marianela Nuñez
Kschessinska’s Partner: Federico Bonelli
The husband: Edward Watson
Rasputin: Thiago Soares
Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna: Christina Arestis
Tsar Nicholas II: Christopher Saunders

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor Simon Hewett
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Extras: Introduction to Anastasia / The sets of Anastasia with Bob Crowley / Darcey Bussell interviews Viviana Durante

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio
Format: Blu-ray
Region code: All regions
Running time: 127 mins
Year: 2016