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on 3 April 2010
Incredible as it may seem, this 3 record set contains as many important productions of the eighties, each of them a treasure filmed live at Covent Garden, choreographed by Sir MacMillan:
l. One of the best "Romeo and Juliet" ever (1984),the title roles danced by Alessandra Ferri and Wayne Eagling - two of the greater interpreters of this Shakespearean tragedy, music by Prokofiev, unforgettable and impressive in their portrayals.
2. The original "Manon"(1982)danced by Anthony Dowell(a prince among dancers,an icon of classic perfection)and Jennifer Penny - both Macmillan's choice for the main roles, music by Massenet.Dame Monica Mason dancing the role of Lescault's mistress.
3. The fairy story "The prince of the pagodas)created for a 19 year-old Darcey Bussel( 1990), quite a beautiful, lavish production, surprisingly vivid and danceable music by Britten. Darcey Bussell partner is Jonathan Cope, Dowell playing the Emperor,Fiona Chadwick princess Epine.
These three 4:3 picture format dvd are essential pieces of collection for a ballet lover, and a bargain!Do rush and get the set.