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ballet Bournonville's La Sylphide and Flower Festival in Genzano With Flemming Flindt, Lucette Aldous, Rudolf Nureev, Merle Park

With Flemming Flindt, Lucette Aldous, Rudolf Nureev, Merle Park

Bournonville's La Sylphide and Flower Festival in Genzano With Flemming Flindt, Lucette Aldous, Rudolf Nureev, Merle Park

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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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Cast

  • The Sylph:
  • August Bournonville | Choreographer
  • 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
  • Flower Festival in Genzano:
  • August Bournonville | Choreographer
  • Matthias Strebinger | Music
  • Rudolf Nureyev | Paolo, a young man
  • Merle Park | Rosa, a young woman
  • Royal Opera House Orchestra
  • Ashley Lawrence | Conductor

Program

  • August Bournonville, La Sylphide
    • Act I Scène: James asleep
    • Act I The sylph appears
    • Acte I James awakes and spies the sylph
    • Act I Entrance of Gurn
    • Act I Entrance of Effie
    • Act I Entrance and dance of the friends
    • Act I Scène: Madge and the fortune telling
    • Act I James, alone, and reappearance of the sylph
    • Act I Scène: James, Gurn and the sylph
    • Act I Arrival of the guests
    • Act I James and Effie: pas de deux with the corps
    • Act I Scène and finale of Act 1: James, the sylph and Effie
    • Act II Scène: Madge, the witches and the magic scarf
    • Act II Scène (the forest glade): James, the sylph and her companions
    • Act II Grand pas: James, the sylph and the corps
    • Act II Scène: James, the sylph, Gurn and Effie
    • Act II Gurn proposes to Effie and is accepted
    • Act II Scène: James, Madge and the magic scarf
    • Act II Pas de deux: the sylph and James
    • Act II Death of the sylph
    • Act II Scène and finale: ascension of the sylph and death of James
  • August Bournonville, The Flower Festival in Genzano

Details

  • 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
  • Available version(s): EN
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