Nureyev as Dancer – DON QUIXOTE
Nureyev as Choreographer – LA BAYADÈRE and ROMEO & JULIET
This set of three ballets is released in celebration of the life and glittering career of Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. He achieved rock star status in the West, during which time he danced in his own extraordinary version of Don Quixote. As a choreographer, principally for the Paris Opera Ballet, he produced many stunning ballets, including these two exquisite ballets, La Bayadère and Romeo & Juliet.
DON QUIXOTE (Minkus, orch Lanchbery)
Rudolf Nureyev's lavish 35mm film version of Don Quixote, recorded in 1972 with Australian Ballet, has now been digitally remastered and restored to its former glory.
Principal roles: RUDOLF NUREYEV, Robert Helpmann, Lucette Aldous
Choreography RUDOLF NUREYEV
THE STATE ORCHESTRA OF VICTORIA conducted by JOHN LANCHBERY
LA BAYADÈRE (Minkus, orch Lanchbery)
Set in exotic and mysterious India, this production was recorded at the Palais Garnier in Paris.
Principal roles: Isabelle Guérin, Laurent Hilaire, Elisabeth Platel
Choreography & Staging, fully-restored Petipa version RUDOLF NUREYEV
ORCHESTRE COLONNE conducted by MICHEL QUÉVAL
ROMEO & JULIET (Prokofiev)
This visually stunning version of Romeo & Juliet was recorded at the Opéra Bastille.
The exceptional cast was chosen by Nureyev himself.
Principal roles: Manuel Legris, Monique Loudières, Charles Jude
Choreography & Staging RUDOLF NUREYEV
ORCHESTRE DE L’OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS conducted by VELLO PÄHN