Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Three contrasting ballets by The Royal Ballet’s Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton: The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations (1946) is an early Ashton masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Marguerite and Armand (1963), here danced by former Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky and Guest Artist Roberto Bolle, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Emmanuel Plasson. The Dream: Akane Takada / Steven McRae Symphonic Variations: Marianela Nuñez / Vadim Muntagirov Marguerite and Armand: Zenaida Yanowsky / Roberto Bolle Running time: 138 minutes Sound format: LPCM 2.0, DTS Digital Surround (DVD) / LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio (BLU-RAY)