Friday, 28th January 2022
MacMillan: Royal Ballet DVDs
Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1929 - 1992) was a British ballet dancer and artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London between 1970 and 1977.
He then held the position of principal choreographer from 1977 until his death.
MacMillan: Mayerling / Manon / Romeo and Juliet
- Starring: Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta, Edward Watson, etc
- Featuring: Royal Ballet & Orch
- Label: Opus Arte: 3-DVDs (OA 1246BD)
- Release Date: 29th September, 2017
- Details: 494 minutes, Classical, NTSC
DVD in stock approx: £25.65
Blu-ray: not available
- Featuring: Natalia Osipova, Marianela Nunez, Royal Ballet, etc
- Label: Opus Arte: 1 DVD (OA 1243D)
- Release Date: 1st September, 2017
- Details: 113 minutes, Classical, NTSC
In July 1971, MacMillan adapted the story of Anastasia into a new ballet premiered at Covent Garden. The first act is a childhood idyll: the teenage Anastasia is on a summer picnic in 1914 with the Tsar and his family. The second act is set in 1917 against the unrest which grips St Petersburg, and in the final act, Anna recreates a confused and half-remembered past.
DVD in stock approx: £21.38