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NEW Release

threemacmillanThree Ballets by Kenneth MacMillan

Elite Syncopations (1974)
Music: Scott Joplin and others

The Judas Tree (1992)
Music: Brian Elias

Concerto (1966)
Music: Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

Featuring Artists of the Royal Ballet with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Kenneth MacMillan’s versatility is celebrated here in three very different ballets: the humorous romp Elite Syncopations, set to the easy-going rhythms of ragtime, is in stark contrast to The Judas Tree, that depicts the horrific fate of a woman at the hands of 13 men. Concerto, danced to the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, is an abstract work of beauty, exuberance, and reflection.

114 minutes, first DVD release 2010
VNX160BR $40.00

NEW Release

The Sleeping Beauty

covers/sleepingbeauty_royal_2006Music by Tchaikovsky
With the Orchestra of
the Royal Opera House
Choreography by Petipa,
with additional choreography by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon

Extra feature:
Synopsis of the story

Includes 22 page full-color booklet with the history of The Sleeping Beauty ballet in English, French, and German by Tim Scholl, Professor of Russian at Oberlin College.

Blu-Ray, 132 min., North America only

VNX129BR $39.95

NEW Release

La Fille Mal Gardée

covers/lafille_royal_ashton(The Wayward Daughter)

Music by John Lanchberry
With the Orchestra of
the Royal Opera House
by Frederick Ashton

Includes 24 page full-color booklet with the history of La Fille Mal Gardée in English, French, and German by noted author David Vaughan

Blu-Ray, 122 min., North America only

VNX069BR $39.95

NEW Release


With the
Dutch National Ballet

Choreography by Petipa after Coralli and Perrot

Additional Choreography by
Rachel Beaujean and
Ricardo Bustamente

Bonus materials: Interviews with the principal dancers and choreographers Beaujean and Bustamente.

Blu-ray,158 min., Region 1

VKU149BR $39.95

NEW on Blu-ray

blu_sylviaSylvia (Delibes)

Ballet in three acts

The Royal Ballet
with the Orchestra of
the Royal Opera House

Choreography by
Frederick Ashton

Blu-ray 117 min., 2007

VNX031BR $39.95

NEW on Blu-ray

George Balanchine's Jewels

jewelsChoreography by
George Balanchine

Ballet de L'Opéra National de Paris

Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Orchestre de L'Opéra
National de Paris/Paul Connelly

Set and costume design Christian Lacroix

Blu-ray 155 min., 2006

VNX058BR $39.95

NEW on Blu-ray

Tales of Beatrix Potter

blu_beatruxpotterThe Royal Ballet

Created by Frederick Ashton for a film in 1971, Tales of Beatrix Potter brings alive, with rich characterization and invention, the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter. Swept up in the ballet’s childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colorful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit.

Blu-ray 76 min., 2008

VNX061BR $39.95

NEW on Blu-ray

Pina Bausch

Orpheus And Eurydice

orpheusA Dance-Opera Music by Gluck

Choreography and Stage Direction by Pina Bausch

Orpheus and Eurydice is the first Blu-ray release of any choreography by the legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch.

VNX100BR $39.95

NEW on Blu-ray

Swan Lake – Nureyev

blu_swanlake_nireyevParis Opera Orchestra
Musical Director Vello Pähn

Rudolf Nureyev

In this new, brilliant production, Agnès Letestu, a feminine and warm Odette, and José Martinez, a convincing, pale, vulnerable prince Siegfried, are the stars. Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical ballet, far from being a clichéd stereotype, is an exposé of astonishingly powerful and recognisable human emotions.

DVD 145 min., 2007

VNX140BR $39.95

NEW on Blu-ray

Stravinsky and
the Ballets Russes

blu_stravinsky_balletrussesThe Rite of Spring (1913)
Choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky
Reconstructed and Staged by Millicent Hodson
Set and Costume Design after Nicholas Roerich

The Firebird (1910)
Choreography and Libretto by Michel Fokine
Reconstructed by Isabelle Fokine and Andris Liepa
Set and Costume Design by Alexander Golovin, Léon Bakst, and Michel Fokine

85 minutes, 2008 all regions

VNX156BR $39.95



NEW on Blu-ray

La Bayadère

blu_labayadereDirection and choreography
by Rudolf Nureyev

Exotic and mysterious India serves as the backdrop to this story of doomed love between the warrior Solor and the bayadere, Nikiya, who is killed by her jealous rival, Gamzatti. Breathtaking sets and costumes are designed by Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino in this exceptional production, recorded at the Palais Garnier in Paris. Direction and choreography in this fully restored version of Petipa's original ballet are by Rudolf Nureyev. Stars Isabelle Guarin, Laurent Hilaire, and Ãlisabeth Platel.

Blu-ray 146 min.

VKU184BR 39.95

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