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Unique ID Code: 0000108658
Added by: Alan Titherington
Added on: 5/10/2008 17:36
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Hérold/Lanchbery: La fille mal gardée

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Live performance from 2005
Certificate: None
Running Time: 112 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
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Content Type: Musical Recording

Ever since it's triumphant premiere in January 1960, Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée has been esteemed as one of his happiest creations. This is a charming piece, elegantly performed, a village love affair set in the idyllic Constable landscape of Ashton's imagination. Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta would be show-stoppers in almost any suitable role, but as Lise and Colas they are superb. William Tuckett and Jonathan Howells, in the comic roles of Simone and Alain respectively, are every bit as arresting, both displaying a certain genius for knockabout. The luminously colourful Osbert Lancaster designs, together with the vitality of The Royal Ballet's dancing and vibrant playing from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the baton of Anthony Twiner, serve to augment the harmless good fun at which Ashton excels.

Colas: Carlos Acosta
Lise: Marianela Nuñez
Simone: William Tuckett
Alain: Jonathan Howells

The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Conductor: Anthony Twiner

TV Director: Ross MacGibbon

Special Features:
Cast Gallery & Illustrated Synopsis

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Video Tracks:
16:9 Anamorphic

Audio Tracks:
DTS 5.1
LPCM Stereo

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