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Sylvia

Author: Frederick AshtonAndy King-DabbsRoss MacGibbonGraham BondDarcey BussellAll authors
Publisher: East Essex, UK : Opus Arte, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This version of Frederick Ashton's Sylvia has restored the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros.
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Genre/Form: Televised ballets
Cultural television programs
Dance
DVD
Video
Drama
Named Person: Eros, (Greek deity); Eros, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Ashton; Andy King-Dabbs; Ross MacGibbon; Graham Bond; Darcey Bussell; Roberto Bolle; Thiago Soares; Martin Harvey; Monica Mason; Léo Delibes; Royal Ballet.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Royal Opera House (London, England); Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra.; Opus Arte (Firm)
OCLC Number: 181588674
Language Note: In English with optional English, French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
Notes: "This NTSC DVD is designed for worldwide playback. In PAL regions, ensure DVD player and TV are NTSC compatible"--Container.
Program notes (21 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.) in English, French and German laid in container.
Originally broadcast in 2005.
Special features: Illustrated synopsis ; cast gallery ; introductions by Darcey Bussell.
Credits: Director Royal Ballet, Monica Mason ; stage manager, Johanna Adams ; cameras, James Day [and others] ; editor, Tom Jones.
Performer(s): Darcey Bussell (Sylvia), Roberto Bolle (Aminta), Thiago Soares (Orion), Martin Harvey (Eros) ; The Royal Ballet; the Royal Opera House Orchestra, conducted by Graham Bond.
Event notes: Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 1 & 5 Dec. 2005.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format, all regions, anamorphic (16:9) presentation; LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround, DVD 9, double layer, recorded and mastered in High Definition, NTSC.
Other Titles: Sylvia (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Responsibility: choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, Léo Delibes ; producer, Andy King-Dabbs ; director & executive producer, Ross MacGibbon ; a BBC Production in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Abstract:

This version of Frederick Ashton's Sylvia has restored the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros.

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Sylvia: From the Royal Opera House

(EMRO user published 2011-07-08 ) Very Good Permalink
Though not as well known as his Coppelia, Sylvia (ou La Nymphe de Diane) from composer Leo Delibes is no less sophisticated. Tchaikovsky, who greatly admired Delibes, was especially enamored of this music. Notwithstanding a well-regarded score, the ballet itself received little...
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