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Carlos Acosta Collection DVD (The Royal Ballet)

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Carlos Acosta is one of the greatest ballet dancers of his generation and has occupied a unique position within The Royal Ballet for almost two decades. This collection offers the opportunity to see him dance three contrasting roles in three great Royal Ballet productions. He is playful as Colas, the young lover in Frederick Ashton’s joyfully bucolic La Fille mal gardée. As Romeo he is the innocent but tragic hero from Shakespeare in Kenneth MacMillan’s groundbreaking adaptation. In Acosta’s own vibrant production of the 19th-century classic Don Quixote he brings exuberance, charm and Latin flair to the role of Basilio. Compelling performances, dazzling technique and tremendous rapport with his Royal Ballet colleagues – all showcase the range of Acosta’s world-class talent.

La Fille mal gardée (2005)
Music: Ferdinand Hérold
Lise: Marianela Nuñez  
Colas: Carlos Acosta
Widow Simone: Will Tuckett
Alain: Jonathan Howells
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Conductor: Anthony Twiner
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Romeo and Juliet (2007)
Music: Sergey Prokofiev
Juliet: Tamara Rojo
Romeo: Carlos Acosta
Mercutio: José Martin
Tybalt: Thiago Soares
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Choreography: Kenneth Macmillan
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
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Don Quixote (2013)
Ludwig Minkus
Kitri: Marianela Nuñez
Basilio: Carlos Acosta
Don Quixote: Christopher Saunders
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
Conductor: Martin Yates
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Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 PCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time: 375 mins
Year: 2005, 2007, 2013