The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with this all-Bernstein collection. The Company’s three associate choreographers respond to the varied styles of Bernstein’s music in ballets that are lyrical, beautiful, exuberant and moving. Wayne McGregor’s Yugen is set to Chichester Psalms. In The Age of Anxiety Liam Scarlett responds to Bernstein’s eclectic Second Symphony, itself a response to W.H. Auden's poem. Corybantic Games by Christopher Wheeldon responds to the Serenade after Plato’s ‘Symposium’. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.
Yugen: Federico Bonelli, Calvin Richardson, Sarah Lamb
The Age of Anxiety: Sarah Lamb, Alexander Campbell, Bennet Gartside, Tristan Dyer, Lauren Cuthbertson
Corybantic Games: Matthew Ball, Yasmine Naghdi
Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
Royal Opera Chorus
Conductor: Koen Kessels (Yugen; Corybantic Games)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth (The Age of Anxiety)
Extra: An introduction to each work from the choreographer.
Region code: All Regions
Sound: LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1 Digital Surround
Duration: 105+14 mins