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5.0 out of 5 stars the teardrop loveliness of isabelle..., 16 Jan 2009
This review is from: Rudolf Nureyev's La Bayadere [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
I have just ordered the royal ballet version of this, but I fear it will not compare, but I'l make do-I only have this on vhs video, but may well buy it on dvd all the same.Few, if any, ballets, are completely satisfying from start to finish ( save for le corsaire by the kirov)and this is in the top pantheon for this reason, mind you I have only seen about 23 ballets so I'm not a great expert.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2009 21:24:33 GMT
Roger Smith says:
Please dont make your mind up about the ROH version before you have seen it.Im sure you are correct in saying that this is a fine version,it was actually my first choice-but having read ALL of the reviews I chose the Royal Ballet version.Other reviewers have stated that the destruction of the temple scene is omitted,and that there are too many long shots and poor picture quality,which swung it for me.I am a regular buyer of ballet DVDs and will definately get around to buying this one(had Agnes Letestu been in this version wild horses would not have stopped me) it is on my list as your recommendation in third position to buy behind La Sylphide(music by Schneithoffer)and Napoli(which I have already received and played).Thanks for your reviews which I always read......

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2009 12:18:04 BDT
E. Coolican says:
Many thanks Roger, I try and keep my reviews short and to the point and if I give something 5 stars I feel it genuinely deserves it. I'm stepping out the box now and urging you to buy the paris ballet version.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2010 18:04:12 GMT
Roger Smith says:
You have talked me into it,I've just had an Email from Amazon it's on the way,so you'll hear from me again soon.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2010 16:21:12 GMT
Roger Smith says:
Well I must now admit to prefering the Paris version,you didn't let on that Agnes Letestu was in it though,had you done so I would have bought it much earlier,many thanks Roger.
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