AN EVENING WITH THE ROYAL BALLET

Publishing Date : 1963

Editor : BHE Production

Recording : BHE Production

Duration : 85’

Production : British Home Entertainement, London

Direction : Royal Opera House Orchestra

Choreography : Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa

Link : http://www.amazon.com/Evening-Royal-Ballet-Nureyev-Fonteyn/dp/B00005NGA9

Comments :

“Le Corsaire”
Music: Drigo
Choreography: Nureyev after Petipa
Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

“Les Sylphides”
Music: Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev with the soloists and the corps de ballet from the London Royal Ballet.


Recorded on stage at Covent Garden, without an audience. Invaluable record showing Nureyev in two, completely opposing aspects of his art: Le Corsaire, Pas de Deux which was his signature throughout his career, and the role of the romantic poet in the Sylphides. Passion and lyricism. It is also possible to see a magnificent demonstration of style with Fonteyn and David Blair in the third act of Sleeping Beauty.