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The Flames of Paris DVD (The Bolshoi Ballet)

The Flames of Paris is a two-act classical ballet inspired by the tumultuous events of the French Revolution, with music by Boris Asafiev based on French revolutionary songs. Originally choreographed by Vasily Vainonen for the Kirov Ballet in 1932, the ballet was reconstructed in 2008 by Alexei Ratmansky for the Bolshoi Ballet. This 2010 performance features some of the most talented soloists of the Bolshoi Ballet, including Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Denis Savin and Anna Antonicheva. 

Music: Boris Asafiev
Jeanne: Natalia Osipova
Jerome: Denis Savin
Philippe: Ivan Vasiliev
The Marquis Costa de Beauregard: Yuri Klevtsov
Adeline: Nina Karptsova
Mireille de Poitiers: Anna Antonicheva
Antoine Mistral: Ruslan Skvortsov
The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Pavel Sorokin 
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky / Vasily Vainonen

Plus: A film including interviews and rehearsals with Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev and Alexei Ratmansky

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 PCM, 5.1 Dolby Digital 
Format: NTSC
Region: 0
Running Time: 103+21 mins
Recorded: 2010
Subtitles: FR/GE/EN

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