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ballet La Sylphide and Flower Festival in Genzano: Two ballets by Bournonville

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

La Sylphide and Flower Festival in Genzano: Two ballets by Bournonville 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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Casting

  • 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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