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La Fille mal gardée DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2015

A classic of The Royal Ballet, La Fille mal gardée was an immediate hit with the British public. Choreographed by Frederick Ashton in 1960, it is a highly lyrical and technically demanding take on the simple tale of love prevailing, which underpins this charming story. This 2015 revival is a ‘company triumph’ (The Independent), with Principals Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae creating terrific onstage chemistry and delivering outstanding solo performances – Osipova as a ‘perky and gamine Lise’ with ‘pin-drop precise’ phrasing (The Guardian), and McRae an instantly likeable, playful Colas whose physical articulation is ‘particularly Ashtonian’ in quality (Daily Telegraph). They are joined by Philip Mosley as Widow Simone, who brings ‘music-hall gusto’ (The Independent) to the famous clog dance of Act I.

Music: Ferdinand Hérold
Arranged by; John Lanchbery
Lise: Natalia Osipova
Colas: Steven McRae
Widow Simone: Philip Mosley
Alain: Paul Kay
Thomas: Christopher Saunders 

Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Scenario: Jean Dauberval
Designs: Osbert Lancaster
Lighting: John B. Read 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Concert Master:Vasko Vassilev 

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Dolby stereo/DTS Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 Worldwide
Running Time: 110 mins
Year: 2015

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