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Ashton Collection Volume 2 Blu-ray (The Royal Ballet)


  • 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)

  • Picture: 16:9
    Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1
    Tales of Beatrix Potter: DTS Master Audio 5.1

    Format: NTSC
    Region code: All regions
    Running Time: 300 mins
    Year: 2005 (Sylvia, La fille mal gardée)
    2007 (Tales of Beatrix Potter)