Three classic full-length ballets are brought together in the special collection celebrating Frederick Ashton’s work.
Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton’s 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.
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.
Recorded in true Surround Sound.
Sylvia: Darcey Bussell
Aminta: Roberto Bolle
Orion: Thiago Soares
Lise: Marianela Nuñez
Colas: Carlos Acosta
Simone: William Tuckett
Alain: Jonathan Howells
Mrs. Tittlemouse: Victoria Hewitt
Johnny Town-Mouse: Ricardo Cervera
Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle: Jonathan Howells
Peter Rabbit: Joshua Tuirua
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
Conductor: Graham Bond (Sylvia)
Conductor: Anthony Twiner (La fille mal gardée)
Conductor: Paul Murphy (Tales of Beatrix Potter)
Composer: Leo Delibes (Sylvia)
Composer: Ferdinand Hérold (La fille mal gardée)
Composer: John Lanchberry (Tales of Beatrix Potter)
Extras: Sylvia introduced by Darcey Bussell; Cast Galleries (Sylvia, Fille); Illustrated Synopses (All)