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Minkus - Don Quichotte (Roussillon, Nureyev) [DVD] [2011]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Tdk Mediactive
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000089ASA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,581 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Don Quichotte, composed by Ludwig Minkus for the Bolshoi in 1869, was relatively unknown in the West until Nureyev's new choreography--which naturally gave him centre stage as Basile--was introduced at the Vienna State Opera in 1966. A later production in 1981 forms the basis for this 2002 success by the Paris Opera.

Don Quichotte is in some ways a misnomer for the ballet. Rather than being the dominant character, here the beloved hero of Cervantes' original novel and tilter at windmills is a catalyst for the troublesome events which beset the love story of Basile and Kitri. The dream in which the knight encounters the queen of the dryads becomes a glittering fault in the narrative. But there is no doubting the fluid delights of the pas de deux between Basile (Manual Legris) and Kitri (the enchanting Aurélie Dupont), always literally several steps ahead of their would-be romance spoilers, which rather overshadow the pathos of Jean-Marie Didière's Quichotte. Nureyev's triumph, though, remains the teeming ensemble dances that reaffirm the close marriage between Minkus's score and the unfolding drama, here immeasurably enhanced by Alexandre Beliaev's Goya-esque designs. Ermanno Florio's musical direction keeps the pace light and busy.

On the DVD: Don Quichotte is presented in 16:9 video aspect ratio with a choice of stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS (by far the best) soundtracks: the quality is all you'd expect of a standard modern television broadcast, although the subtleties of the theatrical lighting don't always shine through. Extras are limited to previews of other TDK releases. --Piers Ford

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Choreography and Stage Direction by Rudolf Nureyev. Music by Ludwig Minkus (arr Lanchberry)


Les Etoiles, les Premiers Danseurs, le Corps de Ballet et l'Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris, conducted by Ermanno Florio.


Directed by Francois Roussillon. Recorded at the Opera National de Paris, April 2002


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