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Ballet Spectacular DVD

This special DVD collection presents The Royal Ballet in three of the world’s most popular ballets, as featured in the best - selling book Ballet Spectacular .

Giselle
One of The Royal Ballet's signature works, is is the quintessential Romantic ballet and its title role one of the most technically demanding and emotionally challenging in the classical reportory. This tale of the transcendental power of love over death is evocatively portrayed through Peter Wright's sensitive staging with John Macfarlane's atmospheric designs.

Cast: Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Marianela Nuñez, Martin Harvey
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Peter Wright
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Year:2000
Plus: Illustrated synopsis / Cast Gallery

Coppélia  
This 19th-century classic tells the charming story of Dr Coppélius and his lifelike mechanical doll, whose beauty causes intrigue and jealousy between the young lovers Swanilda and Franz. Here the Principal roles are wonderfully danced by Leanne Benjamin and Carlos Acosta in a treasured production created by Royal Ballet Founder Ninette de Valois.

Cast: Leanne Benjamin, Carlos Acosta, Luke Heydon, Leana Palmer
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Nicolae Moldaveano
Choreography: Dame Ninette de Valoise
Year: 2000
Plus:Historic 10-minute film / 'The Ballet Moves' / Illustrated biography of Osbert Lancaster

La fille mal Gardée
A village love story set in idyllic landscape, La fille mal Gardée has been esteemed as one of Frederick Ashton's happiest creations since its premiere in 1960. The show-stopping vitality of The Royal Ballet, dancing Ashton's sparkling choreography, is complemented by colourful, rural designs by Osbert Lancaster and vibrant playing from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Cast:  Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta , William Tuckett , Jonathan Howells
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Anthony Twiner
Choreography: Frederick Ashton 
Year:2005
Plus: Illustrated synopsis / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0  / DTS 5.1 (Coppelia DD)
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide) 
Duration:  344 mins
Subtitles: (extra features) FR/DE/SP/IT(Giselle/La fille)