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Laurence Olivier - Icon Collection | DVD | (27/08/2007)
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Sir Laurence Olivier is regarded as one of the greatest actors of the 20th Century. Olivier dazzled audiences with brilliant acting athleticism and elaborate costumes makeup and vocal techniques. He began acting as a child and went on to gain international movie stardom and a catalogue of prestigious awards. This collection celebrates the career of possibly the greatest acting talent Britain and the world has ever seen. Set Comprises: Richard III (1955) Henry V (1944) A
Romeo & Juliet | DVD | (26/10/2015)
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A BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Royal Ballet adaptation directed by Paul Czinner, this celebrated 1966 production features mesmerisingly vulnerable performances from both Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn as Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. Four years into their joint tenure at the Royal Ballet (Nureyev as Principal Dancer and Fonteyn as Prima Ballerina), this production unequivocally captures on film one of the greatest artistic partnerships of the twentieth century.A ballet masterpiece on many levels from Prokofiev's stunning score to Kenneth MacMillan's exquisite choreography Romeo & Juliet is presented here as a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.SPECIAL FEATURES:Original theatrical trailerImage galleryOriginal promotional material PDFs
Laurence Olivier Shakespeare Collection | DVD | (30/07/2007)
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Set Comprises: King Lear Henry V Hamlet Merchant of Venice Richard III As You Like It
An Evening With The Royal Ballet | DVD | (26/03/2007)
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Filmed on stage in London featuring extracts from Swan Lake Ondine and The Firebird.
Der Rosenkavalier | DVD | (27/10/2011)
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A colourful and inspiring performance of Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier under the conducting of Herbert Von Karajan, the Vienna State Opera Ballet, the State Opera Chorus, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the famous singers Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Otto Edelmann. The story is set in the Royal Court of Vienna, where the Princess is being wooed by Octavian, a handsome young cavalier, despite her married state. Complications arise when Octavian falls in love with her younger sister, Sophie, whom another is trying to win. Set to a rousing musical score, this opera is a classic love story. This DVD release features a brand new restoration of the film and a trailer.
Mozart: Don Giovanni -- Vienna/Furtwangler | DVD | (08/10/2004)
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The incomparable Cesare Siepi stars in this legendary Salzburg production of Mozart's masterpiece. Wilhelm Furtwangler conducts the internationally renowned Vienna Philharmonic in what has become one of the definitive productions of a classic opera.
As You Like It | DVD | (12/02/2007)
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Laurence Olivier and Elisabeth Bergner star in this enchanting and highly acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic comedy. Rosalind (Elisabeth Bergner) the daughter of an exiled Duke falls in love with Orlando (Laurence Olivier) the son of one of her father's courtiers. When Orlando continues to ignore her Rosalind decides the best way to be at his side is by disguising herself as a boy. Her deception works too well as Orlando would rather be in the boy's company than hers! How Rosalind works out her predicament is all part of the fun and farce. Filmed in England in 1936 when Olivier was still considered a 'promising young actor' rather than one of the finest actors ever to play Shakespeare As You Like It is in fact Olivier's first filmed Shakespearean performance and therefore a genuine milestone in film history. This outstanding production boasts a distinguished supporting cast which includes John Laurie and Felix Aylmer as well as editing by David Lean camerawork by the legendary Jack Cardiff and a script adaptation co-authored by J.M. Barrie of 'Peter Pan' fame.
Der Rosenkavalier | Blu Ray | (29/11/2010)
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Internationally acclaimed conductor Carlos Kleiber leads a gorgeous performance of Richard Strauss's great opera 'Der Rosenkavalier'. Performed in 1994 with the Vienna Opera Strauss's masterpiece is given suitable passion and drama by the performances of the lovely Anne Sofie von Otter (as Octavian) Kurt Moll (as Baron Ochs aud Lerchenau) Felicity Lott (as The Marschallin) and a strong supporting cast.
The Royal Ballet | DVD | (15/03/2004)
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This 1960 Film features a variety of dances from different ballets including Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Stravinsky's The Firebird and Neze's Ondine. It is an excellent showpiece for the talents of the Royal Ballet.
Bolshoi Ballet - the Nutcracker | DVD | (13/10/2003)
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The Bolshoi Ballet was formed in 1776 by an Englishman Michael Maddox and the Russian patron of the arts Prince Urusov. Today the dancers are the elite product of an eight year course at the Moscow Choreographic Institute and the ballet has a reputation unsurpassed by any other company in the World. In total there are some three hundred dancers and more than four hundred backstage staff. This production of The Nutcracker features the music of Pyortilyich Tchaikovsky performed by the Bolchoi Theatre Orchestra conducted by Rojdestresnki with star dancers Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Assiliev.
Bolshoi Ballet - Giselle | DVD | (18/06/2007)
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