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Napoli Blu-ray (Royal Danish Ballet)

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One of the cornerstones of the Royal Danish Ballet, Napoli – created in 1842 by the company’s most celebrated choreographer and ballet master, August Bournonville – is a timeless tale of love set in the beautiful, rustic surroundings of Naple. The story centres on young fisherman Gennaro’s quest to rescue his beloved Teresina, supposedly drowned at sea. For their latest production of this seminal Danish work, the company chose to propel the action forward to the 1950s, taking inspiration from the early films of Federico Fellini in their masterly portrayal of raw, urban life. Elaborate sets and costumes by Maja Ravn and an entirely new musical score for Act II assist in the updating, while Nikolaj Hübbe and Sorella Englund’s striking new choreography melds with Bournonville’s classic routines, inviting ‘superb’ character dancing (The New York Times) and providing a showcase for the company’s young dancers in virtuoso solo roles – the sensational Alban Lendorf among them.

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Gennaro: Alban Lendorf
Teresina: Alexandra Lo Sardo
Golfo: Benjamin Buza
Veronica: Lis Jeppesen
Giovanina: Alba Nadal
Flora: Mette Bodtcher
Peppo: Jean-Lucien Massot
Giacomo: Fernando Mora
Pascarillo: Poul Erik Hesselkilde
A Pilgrim: Josephine Berggreen

Det Kongelige Kapel
Conductor: Graham Bond
Choreography: August Bournonville
Staging: Nikolaj Hübbe and Sorella Englund
Designs: Maja Ravn

Picture: 16:9
Format: bluray
Region code: 0 (all regions) 
Sound format: 2.0 LPCM / 5.1(5.0) DTS
Running time: 105 minutes
Year: 2015