Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty

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Label: ARTHAUS
Catalog: 100313
Format: DVD

Larissa Lezhnina (Princess Aurora), Farukh Ruzimatov (Prince Desire), Yulia Makhalina (Lilac Fairy), Vadim Guliayev (Carabosse), Geanndy Babanin (The King), Nina Mikhailova (The Queen) The Kirov Ballet, Viktor Fedotov, Oleg Vinogradov (choreographer/director)

Live from the Place des Arts, Montreal, 1989

The stylish grandeur of choreographer and artistic director Oleg Vinogradov's production shows the entire company at its best. The superb tradition in dance continues with Larissa Lezhnina, one of Kirov's stars at that time, brilliant as Princess Aurora, and Farukh Ruzimatov's performance in the role of Prince Désiré demonstrates both power and grace. It may be a truism to say Russians interpret Russian music best, but based on this stunning Kirov Ballet performance it's excitingly and exhilaratingly accurate. From the principal dancers to the last member of the ensemble, the grace and mastery of this world-class company is clearly in evidence. With its perfect fusion of music and choreographic ideas, The Sleeping Beauty is the quintessential romantic ballet, and it finds its spiritual home preserved in the outstanding classic traditions of the Kirov Ballet (now Mariinsky Ballet). Sound Formats: PCM Stereo Picture Format: 4:3 DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC Running Time: 129 mins FSK: 0 Region Code: 0

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