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Sylvia DVD (The Royal Ballet)

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Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, restored to the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros. Ashton was inspired by the music of Léo Delibes to create such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act 3 pas de deux and the mischievous role of Eros, one of the delightful, darkly comic characterisations for which Ashton became known and loved. Sylvia is a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and classical beauty, the epitome of Ashton style in stage settings of great detail and painterly perfection.

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Composer: Léo Delibes
Sylvia: Darcey Bussell
Aminta: Roberto Bolle
Orion: Thiago Soares
Eros: Martin Harvey
Diana: Mara Galeazzi

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Graham Bond
Choreography: Frederick Ashton  
Production realisation & staging: Christopher Newton
Original Designs: Robin and Christopher Ironside
Additional Designs: Peter Farmer
Lighting: Mark Jonathan

Picture: 16:9 
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / 5.0
Region code: 0
Running Time: 117 mins
Subtitles: FR/DE/ES/IT
Year: 2005