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Frankenstein DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein is the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, exploring the very depths of human nature.

Federico Bonelli dances the role of Victor Frankenstein, Laura Morera is his Elizabeth, Federico Bonelli is Victor, and Steven McRae is the creature. Koen Kessels conducts Lowell Liebermann’s newly commissioned score in this co-production between The Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

Victor Frankenstein: Federico Bonelli
Elizabeth Lavenza: Laura Morera
The Creature: Steven McRae 
Henry Clerval: Alexander Campbell 
Madame Moritz: Elizabeth McGorian
Justine Moritz: Meaghan Grace Hinkis 
Victor’s father: Bennet Gartside 
Victor’s mother: Christina Arestis 
The Professor: Thomas Whitehead
William Frankenstein: Guillem Cabrera Espinach 
Young Victor: Sacha Barber 
Young Elizabeth: Skya Powney 
Young Justine: Lauren Molyneux

Choreography: Liam Scarlett
Music: Lowell Liebermann
Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting designer: David Finn
Projection designer: Finn Ross

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Plus: Introduction to Frankenstein / Casting the ballet / Lowell Liebermann and Liam Scarlett on the music / John Macfarlane on designing Frankenstein / Darcey Bussell in the studio with Liam Scarlett and Laura Morera 

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1 Sourround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration:130+14 mins
Year: 2016
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