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MacMillan Ballet Classics DVD Set

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Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan created some of the most popular ballets of the late 20th century. This boxset includes Romeo and Juliet and Manon, two of The Royal Ballet’s most successful ballets, and the enchanting The Prince of the Pagodas, with the role of Princess Rose created on the young Darcey Bussell.

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The Prince of the Pagodas
Music:
Benjamin Britten
Princess Rose: Darcey Bussell
Princess Epine: Fiona Chadwick
The Prince: Jonathan Cope
The Emperor: Anthony Dowell
The Fool: Simon Rice
King of the North: Antony Dowson
King of the East: Bruce Sansom
King of the West: Mark Silver
King of the South: Ashley Page
The Counsellor: Leslie Edwards
Clouds: Deborah Bull, Nicola Tranah, Errol Pickford, Sergiu Pobereznic
Courtiers: Sandra Conley, David Drew

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Designs: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting: John B. Read

Plus: ‘Out of Line’, a documentary portrait of the influential British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, with extracts from many of his ballets including The Burrow, Romeo and Juliet, Gloria, Manon and The Prince of the Pagodas.

Picture: 4:3
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Format: NTSC
Region code: 2–5
Running time: 194 mins  
Year: 1990

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Manon
Music:
Jules Massenet
Manon: Jennifer Penney
Des Grieux: Anthony Dowell
Lescaut: David Wall 
Monsieur G.M.: Derek Rencher
Lescaut’s Mistress: Monica Mason
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Designs: Nicholas Georgiadis
Picture: 4:3
Sound: PCM Stereo
Format: NTSC
Region code: 2–6
Running time: 112 mins  
Year: 1982

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Romeo and Juliet
Music:
Sergei Prokofiev
Juliet: Alessandra Ferri
Romeo: Wayne Eagling
Mercutio: Stephen Jefferies
Benvolio: Mark Freeman 
Tybalt: David Drew
Paris: Julian Hosking
Lord Capulet: Derek Rencher
Lady Capulet: Sandra Conley
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Designs: Nicholas Georgiadis
Picture: 4:3
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Format: NTSC
Region code: 2–5
Running time: 128 mins  
Year: 1984

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