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Delibes: Sylvia (UK)

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Royal Ballet - Darcey Bussell / Roberto Bolle
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Running Time: 117 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
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Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton`s Sylvia, restored to 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.
Ashton was inspired by the music of Léo Delibes to create such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act 3 pas de deux and the mischievous role of Eros, one of the delightful, darkly comic characterisations for which Ashton became known and loved. Sylvia is a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and classical beauty, the epitome of Ashton style in stage settings of great detail and painterly perfection.

Sylvia: Darcey Bussell
Aminta: Roberto Bolle
Orion: Thiago Soares
Eros: Martin Harvey
Diana: Mara Galeazzi

The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Musical Director: Graham Bond

Special Features:
Introductions and conclusions to the ballet by Darcey Bussell

Cast gallery & synopsis

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1

Audio Tracks:
DTS 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

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