Siddharta

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Overview

This ballet performance of Siddharta by the Corps de Balle de l'Opera national de Paris was recorded live at the Opera Bastille in Paris in 2010, and features choreography by Angelin Preljocaj, and features renowned dancers like Nicolas Le Riche, Aurelie Dupont, Stephane Bullion, Wilfried Romoli, and Muriel Zusperreguy in the leading roles. ~ Cammila Collar
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Overview

This ballet performance of Siddharta by the Corps de Balle de l'Opera national de Paris was recorded live at the Opera Bastille in Paris in 2010, and features choreography by Angelin Preljocaj, and features renowned dancers like Nicolas Le Riche, Aurelie Dupont, Stephane Bullion, Wilfried Romoli, and Muriel Zusperreguy in the leading roles. ~ Cammila Collar
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • UPC: 807280155792
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 59,409

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicholas Le Riche Siddharta
Aurélie Dupont L'Eveil
Stéphane Bullion Le Compagnon de Siddharta
Wilfried Romoli Le Roi
Muriel Zusperreguy Sujata
Alice Renavand Yasodhara
Susanna Mäikki Conductor
Technical Credits
Olivier Beriot Costumes/Costume Designer
Philippe Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Claude Lévêque Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Siddharta
1. Tableau I [7:44]
2. Tableau II [6:05]
3. Tableau III [3:44]
4. Tableau IV [5:14]
5. Tableau V [10:00]
6. Tableau VI [4:12]
7. Tableau VII [3:05]
8. Tableau VIII [1:39]
9. Tableau IX [4:58]
10. Tableau X [4:40]
11. Tableau XI [:00]
12. Tableau XII [2:58]
13. Tableau XIII [9:27]
14. Tableau XIV [5:19]
15. Tableau XV [21:28]
16. Tableau XVI [:59]
17. Credits [4:28]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Siddharta
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   Audio Format
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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Interesting, but troubled.

    The Paris Opera Ballet is nothing if not experimental. Siddhartha is a great example of their propensity for evolution in ballet and risk taking on stage. Having said that, one needs to be aware of the fact that experimental ballets are seldom perfect, and Siddhartha is an example of this. Dupont and Le Riche are absolutely gorgeous and fit their roles perfectly. Dupont stole the show with her ethereal, water-like movement qualities, and Le Riche is never less than magnificent (no wonder Nureyev liked him). However, the staging has some issues. The opening act stutters a few times, and even with the libretto in hand, often leaves you wondering just what is going on. When it does pick itself up and display a stronger narrative, Siddhartha becomes a very fascinating, emotional ballet. The dancers portray the scene wonderfully, and it is in ballets like this that you can really appreciate seeing a company who has all come from the same training background. Overall, this is a good purchase for those familiar with ballet and willing to suffer through some bouts of messy choreography and staging to see some of the 21st century's brightest stars. For those new to ballet (or even new to contemporary ballet), it's a good idea to start slower, and save this one for later.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Interesting, but troubled.

    The Paris Opera Ballet is nothing if not experimental. Siddhartha is a great example of their propensity for evolution in ballet and risk taking on stage. Having said that, one needs to be aware of the fact that experimental ballets are seldom perfect, and Siddhartha is an example of this. Dupont and Le Riche are absolutely gorgeous and fit their roles perfectly. Dupont stole the show with her ethereal, water-like movement qualities, and Le Riche is never less than magnificent (no wonder Nureyev liked him). However, the staging has some issues. The opening act stutters a few times, and even with the libretto in hand, often leaves you wondering just what is going on. When it does pick itself up and display a stronger narrative, Siddhartha becomes a very fascinating, emotional ballet. The dancers portray the scene wonderfully, and it is in ballets like this that you can really appreciate seeing a company who has all come from the same training background. Overall, this is a good purchase for those familiar with ballet and willing to suffer through some bouts of messy choreography and staging to see some of the 21st century's brightest stars. For those new to ballet (or even new to contemporary ballet), it's a good idea to start slower, and save this one for later.

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