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Frederick Ashton's Tales of Beatrix Potter

4.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Product Description


Created by Frederick Ashton for a film in 1971, Tales of Beatrix Potter brings alive, with rich characterisation and invention, the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter. John Lanchbery's music (incorporating mostly forgotten Victorian melodies) is utterly captivating, inspiring spirited playing from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy. Christine Edzard's designs conjure up a lost England of field mice and Berkshire black pigs, of foxgloves and shady groves. Swept up in the ballet's childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colourful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit. Ashton's warm and witty, yet demanding, choreography creates a piece of charm and grace for all ages.

Press Reviews
"Peter Rabbit's beautiful and magical garden of dreams will transport every adult straight back to their childhood." (The Stage)

Cast
Victoria Hewitt (Mrs Tittlemouse)
Ricardo Cervera (Johnny Town-Mouse)
Jonathan Howells (Mrs Tiggy-Winkle)
Gemma Sykes (Jemima Puddle-Duck)
Zachary Faruque (Mr Jeremy Fisher)
Joshua Tuifua (Peter Rabbit)
Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Paul Murphy

Production
Company: The Royal Ballet
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton

Disc Information
Catalogue Number: OA1001D
Date of Performance: 2007
Running Time: 76f minutes
Sound: 2.0 PCM & 5.1 DTS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Subtitles: FR, DE, ES, IT
Label: Opus Arte

Review

...wonderful woodland scenes are played out by dancers in fantastic costumes and masks. ... recreating the magic of these books and bringing favourite characters to life is every child's fantasy. ... Peter Rabbit s beautiful and magical garden of dreams will transport every adult straight back to their childhood. --The Stage


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Product details

  • Actors: Lanchberry, Hewitt, Cervera, Howells, Ashton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Opus Arte
  • DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001F5IO5M
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