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Wright, Peter 1926-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 141 publications in 5 languages and 1,874 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Drama  Animated films  Film adaptations  Filmed ballets  Nonfiction films  Fantasy films  Cultural television programs  Juvenile works  Musical films 
Roles: Choreographer, Director, Performer, Producer, Author, Contributor, Dancer
Classifications: GV1790.N88, 792.842
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Wright
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara's Christmas Eve dreams come to life as snowflakes, sugarplum fairies, and her treasured toy nutcracker dance with her and her family
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Tchaikovsky's universally popular ballet, performed by The Royal Swedish Opera Ballet Company. First staged in 1877, Swan Lake continues to be the most universally popular of the classical ballets, both for its music and its story. Wright and Samsova originally created the version performed here for Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in 1981. This version is renowned for its beauty and clear narration, with a rich choreography blending the Russian and British classical traditions
Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballet originally choreographed in 1890. Good fairies bestow gifts on the infant princess Aurora, but the uninvited evil fairy, Carabosse, arrives and puts a curse on the child - one day she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. The Lilac Fairy then moderates this to a promise that she will merely fall into a deep sleep for 100 years and be awakened by a prince's kiss. At the princess's 16th birthday celebration, a disguised Carabosse gives her a bouquet with a spindle hidden, and Aurora pricks her finger. The Lilac Fairy puts the whole kingdom to sleep along with Aurora. One hundred years later, Prince Florimund falls in love with the Lilac Fairy's image of Aurora, and battles Carabosse's creatures and other obstacles to reach the princess and break the spell. Finally, the entire court assembles for the wedding celebration
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Ballet performs Marius Petipa's version of the ballet Giselle
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This all-time ballet favourite, in which young Clara is swept into a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents comes to life, is at its most enchanting in Peter Wright's glorious production - as fresh as ever in its 25th year. Tchaikovsky's ravishing score, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida) and chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae), the mysterious Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance
Great pas de deux( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
An English ballet : Ninette de Valois by Ninette De Valois( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of Ninette de Valois, one of the most brilliant women of the 20th century, whose influence on the world of dance will be felt and appreciated for many centuries to come. Includes the only copy of Ninette De Valois' famed article on the future of ballet known to be in existence
The nutcracker : a Christmas story by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Peter Wright production of the ballet, The Nutcracker, performed at Covent Garden
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opens with a short segment in which Fernando Bujones gives a brief history and synopsis of the ballet, which tells the story of Giselle, a peasant girl, who goes mad and dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her beloved is a nobleman already betrothed to another. Her spirit becomes one of the Wilis, the lost souls of young women who died betrayed in love
Les sylphides by Frédéric Chopin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les Sylphides, introduced by Tamara Karsavina, one of the founders of modern British ballet, and the 1958 performance of Giselle both feature stellar international casts embodying a bygone era."--Container
Tchaikovsky ballet masterpieces extracts from Sleeping beauty, Swan Lake & The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exceptional studio productions from the late 1950's, all three of the Tchaikovsky ballet performances featured on this DVD are released for the first time. The perfect partners, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes give stunning performances with Fonteyn at her most beguiling as Aurora in Sleeping beauty, the ballet in which she and the Sadler's Wells ballet made their historic American debut in 1949."--Container
Checkmate( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of a ballet in one act with prologue which was created in 1937. It portrays a game of love and death played according to the rules of chess
The nutcracker : [ballet in two acts after the story 'Nussknacker und Mausekönig' by E.T.A. Hoffmann by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Ballet, "The Nutcracker," classic ballet in two acts, four scenes and prologue, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," (1816), music by P. Tschaikovsky (courtesy of the Tschaikovsky Foundation), choreography by George Balanchine, scenery and lighting by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, costumes by Karinska, violin solo: Earl Carlyss, boys' choir used in the Snow Scene from the Church of the Transfiguration (The Little Church Around the Corner), choir master: Stuart Gardner, the children appearing in "The Nutcracker," are students of The School of American Ballet, this production of "The Nutcracker," was made possible by a grant from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Conducted by Robert Irving or Hugo Fiorato
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Ltd., general administrator: Sir David Webster presents The Royal Ballet, (founded by Ninette de Valois in 1931) from the Royal Opera House, under the management of S. Hurok, director: Frederick Ashton, assistant directors: John Field, John Hart, Michael Somes, principal conductor: John Lanchbery, resident choreographer: Kenneth Macmillan, guest conductor: Joseph Levine, benefit performance for the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, under the gracious patronage of Mrs. Johnson, "Giselle," ballet in two acts, music by Adolphe Adam, choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, reviesed by Nicolai Sergueeff, scenario by Theophie Gautier based on a theme of Heinrich Heine, present production supervised and additional choreography by Frederick Ashton in collaboration with Tamara Karsavina, scenery and costumes by James Bailey, lighting by John Sullivan, conductor: John Lanchbery
The Royal Flying Corps 1912-1918 in Oxfordshire by Peter Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky the classic ballets : Swan lake ; The sleeping beauty ; The nutcracker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleeping beauty: At the christening of a long-wished-for Princess, fairies invited as godmothers offer gifts: beauty, wit, and musical talent. A wicked fairy's gift is an enchantment: when the princess turns 16, she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. This curse is partially reversed by one last fairy, who declares that the princess will instead fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. The king forbids spinning, but inevitably the curse is fulfilled. The good fairy casts a spell of slumber upon the entire kingdom and surrounds the castle with a forest of briar. One hundred years later, a Prince arrives, braves the wood, defeats the wicked fairy, and awakens the Princess with a kiss. The entire kingdom awakes with her, prepares for a wedding, and invites all the fairies along with fairytale characters Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, and others. The ballet ends with an apotheosis where all the characters make a final bow, and the Prince and Princess live happily ever after
The Royal Ballet in The nutcracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet in which after hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and changes him into a handsome prince
Wrights & wrongs : my life in dance by Peter Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas celebration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's musical setting of the Christmas fantasy with musical scenario revised by Peter Wright and the dancing of the Royal Ballet
Tchaikovsky masterclasses with the Royal Ballet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Wright, Director Emeritus of Birmingham Royal Ballet and producer of this ballet, coaches French couple, Caroline Duprot and Ludovic Ondiviela of The Royal Ballet in a pas de deux from Act 1 of The Nutcracker. He then takes Ludovic Ondiviela through the mime scene in the which the Nutracker doll tells the assembled company the tale of the battle with the toy soldiers and mice
 
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An English ballet : Ninette de Valois
Alternative Names
Peter Wright Britischer Ballettlehrerin, geboren 1926

Peter Wright British ballet teacher, choreographer, director and former professional dancer

Peter Wright Brits choreograaf

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The nutcracker : a Christmas storyThe Royal Ballet in The nutcracker