Concerto / Enigma / Raymonda DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2019


  • From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this triple bill highlights the versatility of the Company.

    Rudolf Nureyev's production of Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, led magnificently in this performance by Natalia Osipova and Vadim Muntagirov. Frederick Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of classical technique fused with a contemporary mind, completes an evening that demonstrates the breadth of the Company’s heritage.

    Also available on Blu-ray

     Anna Rose O’Sullivan, James Hay, Yasmine Naghdi, Ryoichi Hirano, Mayara Magri
    Artists of The Royal Ballet

    Enigma Variations
    Edward Elgar: Christopher Saunders
    The Lady: Laura Morera
    Richard Baxter: Philip Mosley
    Arthur Troyte Griffith: Matthew Ball
    Dora Penny: Francesca Hayward
    Artists of The Royal Ballet

    Raymonda Act III
    Raymonda: Natalia Osipova
    Jean de Brienne: Vadim Muntagirov
    Dancers: Reece Clarke, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Fumi Kaneko, Cesar Corrales, James Hay, Isabella Gasparini
    Artists of The Royal Ballet

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Pavel Sorokin
    Solo Piano: Kate Shipway (Concerto)
    Choreographers: Kenneth MacMillan (Concerto) / Frederick Ashton (Enigma Variations) / Rudolf Nureyev, after Marius Petipa (Raymonda Act III)
    Composers: Dmitri Shostakovich (Concerto) / Edward Elgar (Enigma Variations) / Alexander Glazunov (Raymonda Act III)
    Designers: Jürgen Rose (Concerto) / Julia Trevelyan Oman (Enigma Variations) / Barry Kay (Raymonda Act III)
    Lighting Designer: John B. Read (All)

    Extra Features: Why The Royal Ballet love performing ConcertoEnigma Variations and Raymonda Act III; Cast Gallery

    Picture: 16:9
    LPCM 2.0 + DTS Digital Surround 5.1
    Format: NTSC
    Region: All Regions
    Running Time: 110 mins
    Year: 2019

  • "The Royal Ballet is at the top of its game in a new triple bill of MacMillan, Ashton and a pinch of Petipa" The Guardian

    "Textbook triple bill-making from the Royal Ballet" Financial Times


    "Anna Rose O'Sullivan, with her glorious feet and innate musicality, skips through the searingly difficult footwork of the first movement, partnered ably by James Hay, whose elegant lines enhance the the delightful clarity of his dancing." Dance Europe

    Enigma Variations

    "... every single moment was fashioned with joy." The Guardian

    "Lifted into the air, Morera brings a sense of wonder to a moment of stillness. Calvin Richardson is a whirlwind as William Meath Baker, while Francesca Hayward dances Dorabella with trilling musical delicacy." The Independent

    Raymonda Act III

    "Natalia Osipova... thrills as always with the passion she puts into every step...  Vadim Muntagirov gives us a performance of jaw-dropping classical perfection, worth the price of the DVD on its own." Dance Europe