Cinderella DVD (The Royal Ballet) 1969


  • The much-loved story of Cinderella has captured hearts and minds for centuries and this historic colour recording from 1969, full of dreams and magic, shows why. Infused with the drama of Prokofiev’s luscious score, the tale of transformation provided creative inspiration for Frederick Ashton’s acclaimed first full-length ballet. His enchanting production stands as a showcase of choreographic mastery and features one of The Royal Ballet’s most celebrated partnerships with Antoinette Sibley as Cinderella and Anthony Dowell as the Prince. Ashton’s distinctive theatricality is also revealed in his legendary cameo as one of the Ugly Sisters opposite Robert Helpmann.

    Cinderella: Antoinette Sibley
    The Prince:
    Anthony Dowell
    Ugly Stepsister: 
    Frederick Ashton
    Ugly Stepsister: 
    Robert Helpmann
    Cinderella's Father: Leslie Edwards
    The Fairy Godmother: 
    Georgina Parkinson
    The Fairy Spring: Jennifer Penney
    The Fairy Summer:
    Vyvyan Lorrayne
    The Fairy Autumn:
    Ann Jenner
    The Fairy Winter:
    Deanne Bergsma
    The Jester:
    Alexander Grant
    The Dancing Master: 
    Frank Freeman
    A Tailor: Jonathan Kelly

    The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: John Lanchbery
    Choreography and Production: Frederick Ashton
    Scenery: Henry Bardon
    Costumes: David Walker
    Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

    BonusCast Gallery

    Sound: PCM Stereo 
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: 0 (All Regions)
    Duration: 102 mins
    Year: 1969

  • "Frederick Ashton's... masterpiece" The Times

    "Ashton offers us a gentle version of the classic fairy tale that combines innocent wonder and magic with the camp tomfoolery of pantomime..." New York Times

    "...contains some of the most radiant choreography of his career." The Guardian