Elizabeth DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Opulent and intimate, this enchanting chamber piece combines dance, text and music in a fascinating exploration of the life and loves of Queen Elizabeth I. Choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright and librettist Alasdair Middleton co-direct this special performance, which brings together Royal Ballet Principals Zenaida Yanowsky and Carlos Acosta with actors Laura Caldow, Sonya Cullingford and Julia Righton in an atmospheric and nuanced tribute to the remarkable nature of this extraordinary woman. Martin Yates’s original score recalls the structures and harmonies of Elizabethan music, in a modern reimagining of a typical Tudor-period ensemble, deftly performed by worldrenowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch and acclaimed baritone David Kempster.

'A beautifully realised work in every respect and a fitting farewell for Acosta.'(The Stage ★★★★)

'Will Tuckett's latest piece, Elizabeth, is true to form: a polished, period tapestry of dance, music, song and text that looks like nothing else he’s made.' (The Guardian ★★★★)

Music: Martin Yates
Dancers: Zenaida Yanowsky / Carlos Acosta
Actors: Laura Caldow / Sonya Cullingford / Julia Righton 
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Baritone: David Kempster
Choreographer / Director: Will Tuckett
Co-Director / Text: Alasdair Middleton
Costumes: Fay Fullerton
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Emma Laxton
Assistant Choreographer: Emma Brunton

Region: 0 (All regions)
Sound: Dolby stereo / DTS Surround
Running time: 93 minutes
Year: 2016
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