Bournonville's La Sylphide and Flower Festival in Genzano

Flemming Flindt, Lucette Aldous, Rudolf Nureev, Merle Park

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The Sylph:
Lionel Radford — Stage design
Herman Severin Løvenskiold — Music
Lucette Aldous — The Sylph, a forest spirit
Flemming Flindt — James Ruben, a Scottish farmer
Shirley Dixon — Effie, James' fiancee
John Chesworth — Gurn, James' friend
Gillian Martlew — Madge the Witch
Valerie Marsh — James' Mother
Jennifer Kelly — Effie's friend
Kenneth Bannerman — Village boy
John O'Brien — Village boy
Ballet Rambert
David Ellenberg — Conductor

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An overview of the Bournonville method through two legendary ballets of the Danish choreographer: The Sylph in its 1936 choreography and the "Pas de deux" extract from The Flower Festival in Genzano composed in 1858: two pearls of the repertoire!

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Directed by:
Margaret Dale,
Patricia Foy,
Charles R. Rogers
Production date: 2013
Recording date: 1961 (La Sylphide), 1974 (Flower Festival in Genzano)
Duration: 1 h 10 min
Production: BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
Resolution: SD