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The Art of Natalia Osipova Blu-ray Set

 

  • This special edition 4-disc box set celebrates the artistry of one of The Royal Ballet’s brightest stars, Natalia Osipova. Bringing together three classic full-length performances, GiselleSwan Lake and La Fille mal gardée, all filmed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, this beautiful set showcases the range of Osipova's dancing and acting abilities. Finishing the collection is Force of Nature Natalia which provides unprecedented access into her rehearsal process and also features footage from the ballerina’s own archive, charting her rise from childhood dancer to superstar ballerina.

    Also available on DVD

    Giselle 
    Giselle: Natalia Osipova
    Albrecht: Carlos Acosta
    Hilarion: Thomas Whitehead
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Choreography: Peter Wright, after Marius Petipa
    Conductor: Boris Gruzin

    Swan Lake
    Odette / Odile: 
    Natalia Osipova
    Prince Siegfried: 
    Matthew Golding
    The Princess: 
    Elizabeth McGorian
    An Evil Spirit: Gary Avis
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov; Frederick Ashton (Neapolitan Dance); David Bintley (Act I Waltz)
    Conductor: Boris Gruzin

    La Fille mal gardée
    Lise: Natalia Osipova
    Colas: Steven McRae
    Widow Simone: Philip Mosley
    Alain: Paul Kay
    Thomas: Christopher Saunders
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Choreography: Frederick Ashton
    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

    Force of Nature Natalia
    Director:
    Gerry Fox
    Producers:
    Justine Waddell, Alexandrina Markvo and Gerry Fox
    Editor: 
    Miranda Watts
    Featuring: Natalia Ospiova, Cesar Corrales, Matthew Golding, Carlos Acosta, Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov, Jonathan Goddard, Jason Kittelberger and Olivia Cowley. With choreographers Natalia Marakova, Arthur Pita and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the companies of The Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre in rehearsal and performance

    Extra Features: Introductions to each ballet; Darcey Bussell interviews cast members and ballet coaches; Cast Galleries

    Picture: 16:9
    Format: Blu-ray
    Sound: LPCM 2.0 + Surround 5.1 DTS Master Audio
    Region code: 0 (worldwide)
    Running Time: 421 mins

  • Giselle: "With her extraordinary technique and unrivalled ability to convey raw emotion, Natalia Osipova astounds in a role she has made her own." The Guardian

    Swan Lake: "Ms. Osipova was riveting throughout... her energy and concentration ensure that you can’t take your eyes off her." New York Times

    La Fille mal gardée: "Osipova’s high jump and vivid presence give her a sense of bounding vitality in Ashton’s demanding choreography." The Independent

    Force of Nature Natalia: "a fascinating introduction to this interpretative artist." The Guardian