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Music and story and dance fit wonderfully together.
The recording is excellent with sharp imaging and good surround sound although there are times when I would have preferred an overall view rather than a close-up.
When Ondine is happy, you will feel happy, when Ondine is in pain, you feel you want to cry.
Ondine was premiered in 1958, choreographed by Ashton and music by the young Hans Werner Henze. It was to be a vehicle for Dame Margot Fonteyn and she triumphed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr. John W. Rippon
I have over 150 classical DVD/BRs that I watch on a 106" screen and listen through a 7.1 loudspeaker setup where the front speakers are about 9' 6" apart and the surround... Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. Kreutzer
Ondine meets high expectations. The world of opera is extended by this performance. Very high quality. Thank you so much.Published 15 months ago by Ed Dickson
This ballet is a beautiful love story. All roles/characters are very well danced along with the music. Miyako Yoshida(plays Ondine) is the best Japanese ballerina. Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by Sam Tobin
My sister saw Margot Fonteyn in this role and constantly urged me to see it. Performances are rare and recordings rarer - until now. Read morePublished on February 12, 2011 by John Chandler
The three-act ballet clocks at 98 minutes, plus curtain calls and credits, plus an 11-minute recollection by 83-year-old Henze about his commision to write the score. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by J. Faulk