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


  • 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.

    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 Dream, Symphonic Variations, The Two Pigeons and many more

    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 / 5.1
    Tales of Beatrix Potter: DTS Master Audio 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