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ballet Giselle, Les Sylphides, and Coppélia, three of the greatest ballets With Rudolf Nureyev, Nadia Nerina and Margot Fonteyn

With Rudolf Nureyev, Nadia Nerina and Margot Fonteyn

Giselle, Les Sylphides, and Coppélia, three of the greatest ballets With Rudolf Nureyev, Nadia Nerina and Margot Fonteyn

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The three works represented on this release, along with Tchaikovsky's three balletic masterpieces, comprise a good share of ballet's core repertoire. Giselle, Les Sylphides and Coppélia, having succeeded in their premiere performances, have retained their popularity to the present day...

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Cast

  • Les Sylphides:
  • Mikhail Fokine | Choreographer
  • Nadia Nerina | Les Sylphides – Mazurka & Pas de deux
  • Philip Chatfield | Les Sylphides – Mazurka & Pas de deux
  • Rowena Jackson | Les Sylphides – Waltz
  • Julia Farron | Les Sylphides – Prelude
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Robert Irving | Conductor
  • Coppélia:
  • Charles Nuitter | Choreographer
  • Arthur Saint-Léon | Choreographer
  • Nadia Nerina | Swanilda
  • Robert Helpmann | Dr Coppelius
  • Donald Britton | Franz
  • Giselle:
  • Jean Coralli | Choreographer
  • Jules Perrot | Choreographer
  • Margot Fonteyn | Giselle
  • Rudolf Nureyev | Duke Albrecht
  • Pro Arte Orchestra
  • Marcus Dods | Conductor

Program

  • Frederic Chopin / Roy Douglas / Mikhail Fokine, Les Sylphides
  • Léo Delibes / Charles Nuitter / Arthur Saint-Léon, Coppélia
  • Adolphe Adam / Jean Coralli / Jules Perrot, Giselle

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Margaret Dale
    • Patricia Foy
  • Production date: 2012
  • Recording date: 1956 (Les Sylphides), 1957 (Giselle), 1962 (Coppélia)
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min
  • Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
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