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Mikado [Blu-ray]
Mikado [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Gilbert
Price: $29.89
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slam Dunk... No questions asked.., November 13, 2012
This review is from: Mikado [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Oh I loved it... A wholesome evening of pure spite of some lyrics being added, now that the copyright is dead.. not too commendable, but acceptable.

I have never seen such flippancy on stage for a G&S. The Aussies have gone home with whatever satire it could muster and add on to, and done it in style. To begin with, they have erased the Brit Stiff Upper Lip approach to the work that is almost a norm in the British productions that I have watched on the DVD over the years.... That made certain parts of even Mikado a little tiresome. None of that here....

The male voices are clearly no match for the British productions in any way. Perhaps we may tend to feel that after being exposed to the D'Oyly stuff for decades now...
Ko-ko (Anthony Warlow) steals the show, although I cant go to the extent of calling his voice and rendering one of the 'greats' by a mile. Nanki-Poo (Kanen Breen) is not too far behind, and the clarity of the blu ray captures his braces clearly enough. He has a crisper voice than Warlow, and acts a bit like his venerable look-alike, Dick Van Dyke (if you haven't noticed)and is a bit of an over-actor... Pooh-Bah (Warwick Fyfe) fits in beautifully too in his role, and is the best of the three voice-wise. Parts of Pish-Tush and Mikado are performed quite creditably, although not as flamboyant as the others on stage, but rather good voices, I must add...for the roles.

The ladies - Katisha (Adele Johnston)is surely the pick of the lot. She seems to have walked straight out of an Alice in Wonderland or a Sleeping Beauty ballet - Garish as garish can be, but very effective comedic-ally. Taryn Fiebig as Yum-Yum is pretty indeed, but strangely, her singing and diction leave much to be desired. The other two sisters, Jacqueline Dark is excellent in voice and acting as Pitti-Sing and Annabelle Chaffey has done justice to her role of Peep-Bo

The chorus line is a little thin, and in some places, cohesion and precision do lack. But that is more like nit-picking.

Lastly, the orchestra and the conductor Brian Castles-Onion have rendered a very crisp and sprightly performance, although again, slightly wayward at times.

Full marks to the choreography that is BRILLIANT, sets, stage craft, costumes (effectively garish and as caricaturized as they can get) - video is very good and so is the editing and sound. They have spared NO expenses, which is really delightful for us blu ray watchers.
One more thing, the booklet that came with the disc is par excellence for once....

Yes, I would recommend this blu ray to just about any G&S fan - delightfully different is what I should surmise....

Der Ring Des Nibelungen [Blu-ray]
Der Ring Des Nibelungen [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Daniel Barenboim
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great - Keep 'em coming, August 17, 2012
There is no doubt that this particular release is one that I have revered in the DVD format. Great to know that it will soon be released on blu ray.. Of course I am going for it. I do hope these guys re-release remastered stuff of such quality, even if it may not be as great technically as the ones that are being produced today. I wholeheartedly agree with the previous reviewer Mr.J.Ponessa on his views about this release and his ratings for the others...

Coq D'Or [Blu-ray]
Coq D'Or [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Rimsky-Korsakov
Price: $34.99
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Russian story as told by the Japanese - Brilliantly, May 24, 2012
This review is from: Coq D'Or [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Mr. Keris Nine has described this blu-ray release of L'Coq D'Or of Rimsky-Korsakov musically as well as its essence. I would like to add a few more noteworthy points.

1. To those who are not familiar with the beautiful orchestral suite which has been in existence for a long time, my advise would be to download this and listen to it till the melodies seep into you. The operatic experience would then be nothing short of fabulous.

2. To those who are familiar with the orchestral suite, I can assure them that they will love this production almost instantly.

3. Many have described this work as having 'oriental influences' in the music. Actually, to my ears, it is as Russian as Rimsky-Korsakov has ever been. To those familiar with Scheherazade, the texture of the music is definitely non-west-European, sets out to describe exotic places and situations, but essentially very very Russian. The base of Korsakov's music in many works lies in the rhythms and textures of the folk and traditional music of Eastern and Central Europe, which seem 'Oriental' in their approach, but harmonized and scored brilliantly in the best traditions of Classical music. Do not forget that Rimsky-Korsakov was a master at Orchestration, and most composers, especially the Eastern European ones have been influenced directly by him, and that includes Stravisky as well, who was his devoted pupil.

4. Minimalism REALLY works here. Yes, the sets border on the minimalist variety, but are made up richly by the fabulous costumes, movements and dances that have been staged.

5. Singing is flawless and I cannot think of even one character in this production who has not done justice to his/her role.

6. Bringing in the Kabuki style of staging and delivery is nothing short of Brilliant, and Nagano conducts the work beautifully. The recording is just fantastic, one of the best I have heard..., both audio as well as visual.

7. This is one of the rare cross-cultural approach to staging of works that deserve to be watched and admired. The richness of Western music and Harmony in combination with the best cultural traditions of Far Eastern staging and delivery... that too, done by experts in the field and acted out as best as possible by the cast... This IS a wholesome experience.

Please note that unlike Puccini in Butterfly as well as Turandot, Rimsky Korsakov did not bother to incorporate music of a vastly different culture to make a point. If one approaches this with even a partially open mind, one should find this blu ray just fabulous.

PS:- I have owned the DVD release of this - and was delighted with the blu-ray. Somehow, the whole work comes even more alive than it did on the DVD....

On the flip side, I wish they had a few bonuses like the 'making' of this extravaganza and/or a few interviews with those involved.

Really worth owning. It really broadens your operatic horizon (as I read elsewhere).

Fuenteovejuna [Blu-ray]
Fuenteovejuna [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Gades
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant production undermined by a couple of post production flaws, March 19, 2012
This review is from: Fuenteovejuna [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Had it been any other production, I would have berated this blu ray for the lack of subtitles. I thought I had made a mistake and would be disappointed... but NO! In fact, the production is so beautifully done that you really understand whatever they are singing - and I do not know a word of Spanish. The dances bring those words that are not understood by me totally alive. What is more, the continuity is simply superb. That is what Brilliance is all about. In fact, I am almost glad that there are no subtitles.

The video recording is as good as a blu ray should be. About the sound recording, I will comment later in this review.

The disc comes with a well written booklet and description of the whole story, a true story on which Lope de Vega based a play on, around 400 years ago about abuse of Power by a Commander in Spain during those dark feudal ages and about a community rising up against him, led surprisingly, by women of a village wherein the villager folk are abused and women molested.

Antonio Gades brought this story to life in the theater, wherein the whole is played out in mostly various hues of Flamenco encompassing different styles in Spain, sewn into a seamless beautiful production in 1994. This was his last spark before he died. He also incorporated the music of Mussorgsky (Catacombs from the 'Pictures at an Exhibition') for the description of the Commander's authority and character.

I would like to add here, a couple of flaws that may amount to nit-picking, but are fairly noticeable.

1. The sound is badly balanced as a sequence. Although the recording per se is quite good, You can easily 'feel' the fade-outs in many sequences that is a bit irritating. To add to this, the orchestra playing the Mussorgsky Catacombs 'seems' to come out of hidden speakers behind the settings and sounds very truncated when compared to the rest of the audio in the production. I wonder why they had to resort to this. It is like the old 'normalization' or 'auto-level' kind of a thing from piece to piece, although each piece is left alone to its own levels.

2. Although, as I mentioned earlier, lack of subtitling does not really matter, I feel that there could have been a small bonus piece for even around 10 minutes that may have given a little more insight into the production, which I repeat, is brilliant. The whole work is only 1 hour 40 minutes, and there was ample space for this little piece about the performers, production and some interviews as well (with subtitles of course).

All the same, I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this disc to just about anyone. The beauty of the world of Flamenco has never been so wonderfully brought forth...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [Blu-ray]
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Lauren Cuthbertson
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ballet for the 21st Century??, January 5, 2012
No efforts have been spared, sets-wise, dance-wise as well as money-wise to make this production worth owning for home viewing. I cannot say more than most others have said about the dancing. Excellently shot video as well. At the end of it, a very satisfying production, for a night that I would not miss... especially the second act, which 'saves' the production.

So why just 4 stars?

The Plus Points:

1. Almost all the characters in the ballet have a significant role to play dance-wise. The story offers such a bevy of diverse characters, and each have been portrayed rather competently, with something for everyone on the stage.

2. Nice innovations within the ballet, especially for the Tap Dancing Mad Hatter, a brilliant move that brings out the character of the Mad Hatter in to the dance form beautifully. The role of the Duchess has been performed by the 'imported' theater personality brilliantly. The Pax de Deux in the ballet are simply superb, both dance and music-wise, and this is where Cuthbertson and Polunin are at their very best. The parody within the ballet, - a take off on Aurora's birthday party dance by Tchaikovsky is quite very apt and beautifully choreographed and executed.

3. Sets, Lighting and special effects lift this ballet to the 21st century, and an indication of the the shape of things to come... Excellently shot video too.

4. Well performed and recorded music.

A Neutral Point to Ponder:

According to me, whether a ballet becomes a 'classic' or falls by the wayside or into an occasionally performed piece is solely dependent on the strength of its music. The more successful productions of the ROH have had excellent music to support the dances. In Mayerling, it was the music of Liszt... For La Fille mal Gardee, it became a success by adding on the music of Rossini, Donizetti, Pugni and possibly others to the original fare of Ferdinand Herold. I must point out that a European production of the La fille mal Gardee with ONLY the music of Ferdinand Herold is almost forgotten today on stage.
Kenneth Macmillan survived beautifully thanks to Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Joplin etc, but one of his greatest choreographic successes is not so popular because the music is not as endearing as in the others... I am referring to 'Judas Tree' - music by Brian Elias.
Some other ballets well choreographed and danced that have not become classics owing to 'ho-hum' music lines are those like the 'Prince of the Pagodas', and possibly 'Ondine'. Outside England, 'Fillet du Pharon' also seems to be falling into this category, as indeed, La Sylphide, one of the first ever full length ballets. Other examples of such 'failures' even in Bolshoi is 'Anyuta' (music of Gavrilov), some ballets with music of Asafiev and more than 90% of the ballets scored by mid or late 20th century composers in France and Germany among others.

In Alice, the music is clearly quite novel and different from those above that have experimented with new composers for full length ballets. However successful Wheeldon is in his choreography, the years ahead will determine if Talbot's score becomes popular enough for this ballet to be called or deemed a classic. If one were to read the musical background of Talbot, it becomes very clear that he did what he does best... score for the cinema and video. Many a time, especially in the first half, the music tends to be something of a cross between Mussorgsky (reminding one of the 'Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks' variety) and something that John Williams kept writing for a space adventures... with some influence and covert references to or from Minkus, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev too, and even Stravinsky. The music may aptly be described as an apotheosis of the percussion, and it keeps tingling in the brain long after the ballet is finished. Some bits of the ballet however, stand out, especially in the richly orchestrated dances and waltzes that do not give the overwhelming prominence to Percussion, although some others like the Catterpillar's dance is more of an anachronism in musical caricaturization. The Pax de Deux - all of them stand out beautifully too....

The Obvious Cons:

1. The ballet itself : If one were to take away the sets and the lighting and other 21st century effects, what remains is an exercise in choreographing over 30 individual dance pieces - with not much continuity from dance to dance. Nothing very great about the routine choreography either. One has to identify the characters through the costumes, and not the dance per se, with the brilliant exception of the Mad Hatter and the Duchess.

2. The First Act is just too lugubrious at times and sometimes too 'ponder-some' in all three departments, music, dance and choreography.There is not much of a development. It IS slightly boring at times. But the second act is a total lifesaver for the entire production. Quite a contrast.

3. There are some idiosyncrasies in the beginning of the first act as well as the ending. One reviewer has already pointed it out, the scene that leads up to the whole 'hole' scene, as well as the incongruity of the mobile phone and the camera in the 1842 settings to start with and end with..... Did Alice and her boyfriend get transported through time to 2011? But thank god that these stupidities introduced (for no real purpose in the ballet or the story) are limited only to those short scenes.

All in all, I would recommend the purchase of this blu ray. I think the music, however I may have described its possible fate in the future, is quite instantly appealing, and the whole narration of the story in ballet is quite superb. I am not surprised that no other composer or producer of the 19th or 20th century thought of producing a ballet on Alice... the right effects may have been rather difficult, and so also the music for those times.

YES, it is a great beginning to the ballet for the 21st century... A very honest and sparkling effort.
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Puccini: Tosca Special Edition - Exclusive Bonus Feature [Blu-ray]
Puccini: Tosca Special Edition - Exclusive Bonus Feature [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Fiorenza Cedolins
Price: $7.99
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Value for money, January 1, 2012
For an open air production of Tosca, you cant get better than this. I am impressed with the way that the producers and audio recording personnel have gone about their job.

I have always had a thing against open air productions, and there are some very lousy recordings from the same venue that I have trashed just because the audio as well as much of the video was not up to the mark. But they seem to have redeemed themselves beautifully, given the limitations of the venue.

I would always enjoy a Tosca recorded from an enclosed theater. Yes, most of the other Toscas I have are better sounding than this one, but I have to admit that Alvarez and Cedolins do a great job. I could not have expected more from Raimondi in that role. His voice is not really up to the role, is what I feel about this wonderful singer. Comparing his Scarpia to the likes of Tito Gobi or even the recent Brynn Terfel I think would be unfair. Maybe 20 years ago, Raimondi may have pulled it off beautifully in an auditorium, but the open air venue seems to have got the better of him, in spite of the electronic help. Cedolins pulls off a rather 'un-fiery' Tosca in this - a totally new approach. The murder of Scarpia is not very well done, just OK. She is no match for some of the other Toscas, of which there are plenty, but still, comes through quite competently voice-vice. Cedolins seems to be better suited for La Rondine, a part she has pulled off superbly, and of course in the Donizetti opera, Maria Stuarda, where I actually noticed her first.

This is the best of Alvarez I have seen.He towers above the rest of the cast and really pulls it off fabulously.

The sets, being where they are situated are not really adequate (or convincing) for the Puccini Opera. I wish they could have done a bit better. The staging however, is quite good.
The Video is superb, and I must take my hat off to that crew

All in all, really worth owning. There are really lovely moments in this production, especially for Cedolins that are worth watching over and over again...


There is a huge huge bonus of clips from other operas and a smattering of ballets, which is really worth flipping through and can fill an evening of varied works of different moods, that makes this blu ray doubly worth buying. In fact, if they had sold this without the main opera, it would still be worth keeping as a potpourri of attractive pieces..
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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4-6 [Blu-ray]
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.4-6 [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Mariinsky Orchestra
Price: $32.19
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Very Special, December 30, 2011
I am an unabashed fan of Valery Gergiev. I have considered his interpretations of the Russian and East European Composers as one of the best. However, this recording of the last three symphonies of Tchaikovsky left me totally unsatisfied. Maybe my expectations were a tad too high when I ordered for this.

I have no idea whether to blame the quality of the audio recording (I played it on my Yamaha/Bose combination and then on another good system) or the interpretation (or lack of it) by Gergiev, but the net effect is rather disappointing. The orchestra seems to have been left totally to itself to interpret, and there is no 'tightness' if I may address it so, in the cohesion and ensemble and parts of it appear even 'muddy'and maybe 'airy' to say the least. The strings sound rather tired throughout, and the various climaxes within the work seem a little sterile.

The video is the real redeeming factor here. In a home-video recording, I love to see the camera flit between the main and other instruments making the music and the conductor. Otherwise it becomes more like sitting in one position and watching much more of the conductor (like in Karajan recordings) or a meaningless collage of musicians making one want to switch off the screen and listen to the music only. Kudos.

Abbado with the Berlin in Japan as well as Abbado conducting in Caracas seem far more lively and spirited and bring out the essence of Tchaikovsky in their interpretations. This one comes nowhere near the other Russian greats like the old Rozhdestvensky or Mravinsky recordings (audio and interpretation), and one of the other benchmarks for me, the Ormandy/Philiadelphia ones....
Given the choice, I dont think I would recommend it as a 'worth buy' stuff.
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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier [Blu-ray]
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Renée Fleming
Offered by megahitrecords
Price: $39.99
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Renee all the way...., December 21, 2011
According to me, this is a Fleming/Thielemann show. The other main members of the star cast of Koch and Damrau I am afraid do not really do justice to their roles in either acting or singing. Koch looks strained throughout, and Damrau strains while singing. This is especially evident in the Trio wherein only Fleming's acting and singing saves the day. I am for once, really impressed with the Thielemann conducting... Critics like me, of Thielemann will understand exactly why. He has followed the singers well and brought out velvet from the Orchestra. Oh yes, the tiny part given to Kauffman is cute and he pulls it off well. Hawlata's portrayal of Ochs however, is as crude as it SHOULD be, and I have no complaints about that, although the even more rustic Kurt Rydel does much better in the recording I wish to compare this with below....

I have no real problem with updating of the period, as the Opera can stand at least that much.

I am tempted to compare this with the 'other' blu ray recording of this, Starring Anne Schwanewilms, Kurt Rydl, Oliver Ringelhahn, (Dresden/Luisi). They upped the period by another 50 years or so in that, and that really rankles a bit with cameras with flashes etc. But on the whole, barring Fleming, the singing in that one is a tad superior to this one, plus, the production brings out sensuousness overtly that is slightly underplayed in this Fleming version. No real complaints about that either.... Of the two, Fleming is the more convincing Marschallin... especially her portrayal of the character when alone with Octavian and when with others... the contrast is one that only a mature actor like her who seems to have got into the spirit of Marschallin can really bring out both in acting as well as singing...Kudos Renee

All said and done, Fleming has recorded this for posterity at the absolutely right age, acted beautifully and sung brilliantly.

Cinderella - Birmingham Royal Ballet Blu-ray
Cinderella - Birmingham Royal Ballet Blu-ray
DVD ~ Elisha Willis
Price: $22.99
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks like Cinderella Feels like Cinderella, November 7, 2011
I have always found the music of Cinderella as one of Prokofiev's fascinating compositions, although the general opinion decades ago was that it was more of a Children's thingy. The ballet too, was relegated to the realm of slapstick and in some cases, experimented with to the point of Eurotrashy type of approach.(I have had the Fredrick Ashton choreographed version starring Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell for some time and enjoyed it tremendously - The Paris version disappointed horribly - The Monte Carlo version is Morose).

I would rate this one even better than the 1969 Royal Ballet production and many others for a few reasons:

1. Prokofiev's music points to a work that is complex. It is a mixture of fantasy, comedy, romance and quiet desperation. This production has less of slapstick and more of substance, quite unlike the Ashton production portrays in its approach.

2. There is some slapstick in this one too, but of the more subtle and difficult kind that Dumpy has brought out so well that she is really my star of this production....Skinny and stepmother are not too far behind...

3. They did not cast men as ugly sisters to make them look ugly. The ugliness brought out by Skinny (Gaylene Cummerfield) and Dumpy (Carol-Anne Millar) are those of their 'mind and attitude' - which makes them ugly rather than their physical attributes... The faulty footwork of Dumpy needs a lot of effort and work, and she has pulled it off brilliantly (Something like Alain in La Fille Mal Gardee)...Marion Tait as the stepmother is a wonderful actror which does a world of good for the ballet as a whole... her meanness is beautifully portrayed.

3.Elisha Willis dances the role of Cinderella and Iain Mackay portrays the Prince. Both are really good in their roles, nothing to complain....

4.Choreographer David Bintley shows far more maturity in his approach towards this work than any others I have seen. The sets, by John Macfarlane, are excellent and go well with the ballet and thankfully, they both have refrained from trying to make the ballet fit a different period and is thankfully devoid stuff and nonsense from the 22nd century or eurotrash. (The Paris version locates the story in Hollywood ...The Prince is a movie star and the Fairy Godmother a producer!)

5. The music is well performed and the recording and video are superb.

Well done, Birmingham... far better than was probably expected and certainly trumps most other productions of Cinderella by quite a few yards, although some music, therefore dance, has been deleted in this version. I did not miss those too much.

A Blu Ray that satisfies beautifully.... recommended highly.
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Delibes: Coppelia [Blu-ray]
Delibes: Coppelia [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Delibes
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is Bartelia, NOT Coppelia as we know it., October 19, 2011
This is a production that tends in its concept more towards Neumier's Sylvia than anything else. Neumier stuck to the original score of Sylvia. It was a success. Bart has borrowed much from other compositions of Delibes to make his dream come true.
Neumier wins, Bart loses.

This is more like a 'Mayerling' or 'La Boutique Fantasque' or even 'Gaite Parisienne' wherein a potpourri of tunes from various compositions of the composer were strung together to make a wholesome ballet. Those ballets were successes of their times.

I have no problem being cruel enough to suggest that this one looks like a production wherein a playright borrowed the juice out of Verdi's Othello and incorporated it into his Falstaff to create an effect. Or music from the sad part of Swan Lake incorporated into the Nutcracker to make it look and sound very serious and sombre!!!!!!

Luckily, I am totally familiar with both Lakme as well as Le Rois from where Bart has borrowed the music. But in totallity, the effect is like that of Coppelia who has lost like her innocence, forever......

What Bart tries to do in this production, is to try and make it different for the sake of making it different. There is only a 'flavour' of the original score of Coppelia as composed by Delibes, and most of those tunes are kept more for the minor stuff in the ballet.

The juice that provides the essence of what Bart has been trying to do, comes more from Le Rois and Lakme. He turns to those compositions for the 'darker' side of Coppelia, more than the score of what Delibes originally composed, which is sadly and badly truncated.

Coppelia, as a Ballet was conceived by Delibes and his collaborators as a joyful, playful and very flippant composition, adapted from a much darker story by ETA Hoffman. Now, to bring it back to a 'Dark' version of Coppelia influenced more by the original story from Hoffman, is something that is laudable, provided one can stay within the ambit of the music that was composed for Coppelia. Sadly, it isnt so.

Lovers of Coppelia like me, as it existed so far, with the original music composed for it, and the promise of a beautiful light hearted fare would be in for a surprise, and not really a pleasant one.

The PROs are

1. The Prima Ballerina who dances Swanilda, is perhaps the one to be most watched out for, after the likes of Aurelie Dupont. She is not only beautiful, but sensuous and an exquisite dancer, and a winner on stage for the next decade or more.

2. One of the best expositions by Martinez that I have seen, His flair, genious and expertise come out very well in this production, far better than most I have seen of him.

3. The choreography is brilliant. The director seems to be able to achieve whatever he set out to do, whether you agree with him or not

4. The music is conducted and played wonderfully.

The CON's are

1. This is not Coppelia as most of us know it...

2. Too much of music from other compositions of Delibes has been incorporated, destroying the fabric of what Coppelia in its score as we know it.

Would I recommend it?
YES..YESS Buy it.
It gives you a totally new ballet. Just forget what Coppelia was about till now.

But if given the choice of Coppelia's in the market, I would still dive for the Ronald Petit production of this.
Till another Blu ray disc of Coppelia comes along, enjoy this one...
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