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The firebird and Les noces

Author: Ross MacGibbonIgor StravinskyMichel FokineBronislava NijinskaChristopher NewtonAll authors
Publisher: U.K. : Opus Arte, ©2002.
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Genre/Form: Dance
Video
Named Person: Bronislava Nijinska; Bronislava Nijinska
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ross MacGibbon; Igor Stravinsky; Michel Fokine; Bronislava Nijinska; Christopher Newton; Natalii︠a︡ Sergeevna Goncharova; John B Read; Bob Lockyer; John Carewe; Leanne Faye Benjamin; Jonathan Cope; Genesia Rosato; David Drew; Zenaida Yanowsky; David Pickering; Sandra Conley; Romayne Grigorova; Luke Heydon; Christopher Saunders; Nicola Tranah; Yohei Sasaki; Gillian Revie; Jaimie Tapper; Hubert Essakow; Jonathan Howells; Susannah Glanville; David Thomas; Philip Gammon; David Owen Norris; Andrew Ball, (Pianist); Harriet Castor; Monica Mason; Brian Large; Paul Wu; Royal Ballet.; Royal Opera House (London, England). Chorus.; New Philharmonia Orchestra.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Opus Arte (Firm)
OCLC Number: 80963822
Language Note: Optional subtitles in French, German, Dutch, and Spanish.
Notes: Aspect ratio 16:9 anamorphic.
Audio options: Dolby digital surround sound, stereo.
Booklet in English, French, and German; includes credits, cast, list of scenes, brief essays on the ballets, and brief biographies.
Performances originally telecast by BBC 2 on January 26, 2002, in live relay from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London.
Credits: Stage lighting, John B. Read; executive producer for the BBC, Bob Lockyer.
Performer(s): Danced by the Royal Ballet.
Music played by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by John Carewe.
Description: 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([24] p. : col. and b&w ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: The firebird (ca. 50 min.) / choreography, Michel Fokine, originally staged by Sergey Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva; design, Natalia Gontcharova; danced by Leanne Benjamin (the Firebird), Jonathan Cope (Ivan Tsarevich), Genesia Rosato (the beautiful Tsarevna), David Drew (the immortal Kostchei), and others, including students of the Royal Ballet School. Firebird suite (1945 version) (1965; ca. 38 min., b&w) / BBC TV; directed for television by Brian Large; introduced by Richard Baker; concert recording from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 1965; music played by the New Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Igor Stravinsky. Les noces (The wedding) (ca. 30 min.) / choreography, Bronislava Nijinska, staged by Christopher Newton; words, Igor Stravinsky; scenery and costumes, Natalia Gontcharova; danced by Zenaida Yanowsky (the Bride); David Pickering (the Bridegroom); Sandra Conley, Romayne Grigorova, Luke Heydon, Christopher Saunders (the parents); Nicola Tranah, Yohei Sasaki, Gillian Revie, Jaimie Tapper, Hubert Essakow, Jonathan Howells, and others (friends and villagers); solo singers, Susannah Glanville, Elizabeth Sikora, Peter Auty, David Thomas; solo pianists, Philip Gammon, John Constable, David Owen Norris, Andrew Ball; with the Royal Opera Chorus, chorus director, Terry Edwards; conducted by John Carewe. Extra features: David Drew remembers Bronislava Nijinska's revival of Les noces for the Royal Ballet in 1966 (ca. 15 min.) / directed by Paul Wu; interview with dancer David Drew, illustrated with b&w still photographs of the 1966 rehearsals. Rehearsals (ca. 12 min.) / directed and produced by Paul Wu; interviewees, Christopher Newton, Harriet Castor, Monica Mason, Leanne Benjamin; a behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Ballet's rehearsals for Les noces and The firebird.
Other Titles: Firebird (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Noces (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Responsibility: a BBC production in association with The Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; Royal Ballet ; directed for television by Ross MacGibbon ; music by Igor Stravinsky.

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