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Winter's Tale (The Royal Ballet)
     

The Winter's Tale (The Royal Ballet)

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This ballet adaptation of The Winter's Tale was choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and features Edward Watson as Leontes and Lauren Cuthbertson as Hermoine.

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This ballet adaptation of The Winter's Tale was choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and features Edward Watson as Leontes and Lauren Cuthbertson as Hermoine.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2015
UPC:
0809478011569
Original Release:
2014
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
15,652

Special Features

From page to stage: dancing The Winter's Tale; Perdita - the lost jewel; The music of The Winter's Tale; Cast gallery

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Winter's Tale
1. Chapter 1 [:56]
2. Chapter 2 [2:56]
3. Chapter 3 [3:16]
4. Chapter 4 [2:44]
5. Chapter 5 [2:44]
6. Chapter 6 [5:58]
7. Chapter 7 [2:50]
8. Chapter 8 [3:01]
9. Chapter 9 [2:20]
10. Chapter 10 [1:40]
11. Chapter 11 [1:33]
12. Chapter 12 [4:08]
13. Chapter 13 [1:17]
14. Chapter 14 [5:29]
15. Chapter 15 [2:39]
16. Chapter 16 [1:45]
17. Chapter 17 [2:18]
18. Chapter 18 [1:23]
19. Chapter 19 [5:17]
20. Chapter 20 [2:32]
21. Chapter 21 [1:12]
22. Chapter 22 [2:54]
23. Chapter 23 [1:22]
24. Chapter 24 [6:20]
25. Chapter 25 [3:44]
26. Chapter 26 [4:49]
27. Chapter 27 [4:19]
28. Chapter 28 [1:23]
29. Chapter 29 [1:40]
30. Chapter 30 [:45]
31. Chapter 31 [4:55]
32. Chapter 32 [1:39]
33. Chapter 33 [2:00]
34. Chapter 34 [2:14]
35. Chapter 35 [3:34]
36. Chapter 36 [9:46]
37. Chapter 37 [7:00]
38. Chapter 38 [2:33]

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The Winter's Tale (The Royal Ballet) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KlingonOpera More than 1 year ago
Fantastic ballet rendition of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” This Blu-Ray DVD from Opus Arte features Edward Watson as Leontes (and what a marvelous job he does bringing forth his character’s suspicions into the kinetic language of the ballet form), Lauren Cutherbertson’s Hermione is captivating, Zenaida Yanowsky is simply stunning as Paulina, and Federico Bonelli as Polixenes is wonderful as Leontes boyhood friend. And Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae are beautiful as Perdita and Florizel, the young lovers. Part of the challenge of this work is essentially how to express Leontes suspicion of an affair between Hermione and Polixenes, and Christopher Wheeldon deserves an insane amount of credit for coming up with physical language with Mr. Watson to convey not only the pain of the emotions from Shakespeare’s text, but the physical manifestations of what each character is experiencing. This is masterful work on a number of levels, and it bored straight into the heart of this viewer. The rawness and simultaneous grace of the movements of the performers coupled with the magnificent score as conducted by David Briskin is just simply breathtaking, and the sets and lighting thereof form a cognizant whole that is possible only when everyone is committed to giving everything they have to give. As the second Act unfolds, it is clear that Ms. Yanowsky is completely emotionally invested in her performance, and what she does on stage with Mr. Watson is so painfully beautiful that it is difficult to put into words. This quality of work is why some of us go to see live ballet, in the hope of witnessing this kind of magic with our own eyes. But having it captured on video is a delightful thing indeed. The entire sequence when Hermione’s statue comes to life is incredibly moving, and both the dancers and the orchestra complement each other in a way that is pure poetry that spans the senses. Yes, this is that good. The DVD itself has extras that provide insight into the specifics of the kinetics of the dancing itself, as well as the composition of the music and the challenges faced by Joby Talbot, the composer, in bringing the story to fruition via the medium of sound. The lighting is gorgeous, and everything about this production is simply top-notch. This is artistry of the highest form, and a delight to watch unfold. It is one of the jewels of my collection, and I highly recommend it.