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Label of the Month - Belair Classiques

Belair Classiques

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Image THE FLAMES OF PARIS
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Image NUTCRACKER
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Image GISELLE
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Image BOLSHOI: A RENAISSANCE
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Image LA BAYADERE
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Image MARCO SPADA OR THE BANDIT'S DA
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Image SWAN LAKE
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Image GREGOROVICH:THE GOLDEN AGE
Denis Sneguirev's documentary about Yuri Grigorovitch (born 2 January 1927 in Leningrad), The Golden Age, takes its name from the last great ballet choreographed by Grigorovitch for the Moscow Bolshoi, which he led from 1964 to 1995. His 31-year tenure at the helm of one of the world's most prestigious companies coincides with the golden age of soviet ballet.

£19.99
Image Shostakovich: The Golden Age
This modern and visionary work, set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich, was created in 1930. Its central theme was the highly battle and subsequent triumph of the proletariat against the decadent bourgeoisie, set in Europe during the Roaring Twenties. Surprisingly, the score by Dmitri Shostakovich raised political controversies, possibly because it took inspiration from European dance forms (and was openly inspired by jazz music) and consequently, the ballet vanished from the theaters until 1982, when Yuri Grigorovich restaged it with sets by Simon Virsaladze and a completely new libretto mainly revolving around the love story between Rita, a cabaret dancer, and Boris, a young idealist. The conflict in the original production was also recast as a clash between fishermen – the morally superior workers – and society’s criminal elements.
Bringing back The Golden Age in Autumn 2016, a few months prior to Yuri Grigorovich’s 90th birthday, was a highly symbolic choice for the Bolshoi Ballet: this work, the last Grigorovich would ever choreograph for his company, hadn’t been staged for almost 10 years. A rare and refined ballet, which ran the risk of falling into oblivion twice, is danced by the new generation of the Bolshoi Ballet, including Nina Kaptsova and Mikhail Lobukhin.

£19.99
Image Delibes: Coppélia
Léo Delibes’s Coppélia is not only a collection of fine dances. It is primarily an abrasive and sardonic comedy, which is somewhat unusual in the world of classical ballet. But most importantly, it is a comedy for which excellent music was composed. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s assessment of Delibes’s ballet scores, allegedly capable of overshadowing the choreography itself, is well known: “What beauty, what elegance, what richness of melody, rhythm and harmony!” It is not fortuitous that music from this ballet should be performed, for its own merits, during concerts. Funnily enough, the main theme of this light-hearted ballet is taken from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s anything but joyful novellas – mainly from The Sandman. In Hoffmann’s tale, the young man’s infatuation with the doll ends tragically, while in the ballet, the lively and energetic Swanilda (Frantz’s fiancée) is able to over with the old Coppélius, the cunning inventor of the “Girl with the enamel eyes” and free her lover from the doll’s poisonous charm. Coppélia was premiered in 1870 at the Paris Opera on choreographer Arthur Saint-Léon’s initiative. A virtuoso dancer, Saint-Léon was Marius Petipa’s predecessor as Head of the Petersburg Ballet. His interest in folk culture, music and dance, is mainly responsible for the appearance in the music score of such a rich “selection” of dance melodies based on folklore, and especially Slavic and Eastern European themes. A few years later, Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti brought the ballet “back” to the Russia that had proved such a vivid source of inspiration for its librettist, and adapted the choreography for the Russian stage. However, this new version fell out of interest during the XXth century, until Sergey Vikharev and Pavel Gershenzon’s revival in 2009. It is here interpreted by the Bolshoi Ballet’s finest dancers: Margarita Shrayner is the witty Swanilda, and Artem Ovcharenko the love-sick Frantz.

£19.99
Image Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (ballet); Ant
Roland Petit was not satisfied of his version of Pouchkine's master piece The Queen of Spades that he created 25 years ago for Mikhaïl Baryschnikov. When the Bolshoi Ballet asked him to develop a new version of this ballet, Roland Petit read the novel again and wrote a new libretto. For the music, he chose a monumental Russian work - Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. And so Roland Petit created magnificient and dramatic duets for Nikolay Tsikaridze and Ilze Liepa, wich are the central features of the ballet.

£14.99
Image Pugni: The Pharaoh’s Daughter (La Fille Du Pharaon
BelAir Classiques present Petipa’s extravaganza, The Pharaoh’s Daughter, in a stunning production by Pierre Lacotte. Recreating the spectacular sumptuousness of the original, the ballet tells the tale of a young Englishman who dreams he elopes with a Pharaoh’s daughter. Despite a desert storm, a lion hunt and an attempted suicide, the couple finally wins the Pharaoh’s blessing of their marriage. From its creation in 1862, Petipa’s grandiose ballet was a sensational success; its stupendous costumes and striking scenery, its exotica, romanticism and drama appealing to audiences as much as the virtuoso choreography.
The Bolshoi Ballet and the two soloists Svetlana Zakharova and Sergueï Filin are at their best in spite of the difficulty of Pierre Lacotte’s choreography.

£19.99
Image PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER: LA FILLE D
£29.99
Image MARCO SPADA OR THE BANDIT'S DA
£24.99
Image SWAN LAKE
£24.99
Image Shostakovich: The Golden Age
This modern and visionary work, set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich, was created in 1930. Its central theme was the highly battle and subsequent triumph of the proletariat against the decadent bourgeoisie, set in Europe during the Roaring Twenties. Surprisingly, the score by Dmitri Shostakovich raised political controversies, possibly because it took inspiration from European dance forms (and was openly inspired by jazz music) and consequently, the ballet vanished from the theaters until 1982, when Yuri Grigorovich restaged it with sets by Simon Virsaladze and a completely new libretto mainly revolving around the love story between Rita, a cabaret dancer, and Boris, a young idealist. The conflict in the original production was also recast as a clash between fishermen – the morally superior workers – and society’s criminal elements.
Bringing back The Golden Age in Autumn 2016, a few months prior to Yuri Grigorovich’s 90th birthday, was a highly symbolic choice for the Bolshoi Ballet: this work, the last Grigorovich would ever choreograph for his company, hadn’t been staged for almost 10 years. A rare and refined ballet, which ran the risk of falling into oblivion twice, is danced by the new generation of the Bolshoi Ballet, including Nina Kaptsova and Mikhail Lobukhin.

£24.99
Image FLAMES OF PARIS
£24.99
Image Delibes: Coppélia
Léo Delibes’s Coppélia is not only a collection of fine dances. It is primarily an abrasive and sardonic comedy, which is somewhat unusual in the world of classical ballet. But most importantly, it is a comedy for which excellent music was composed. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s assessment of Delibes’s ballet scores, allegedly capable of overshadowing the choreography itself, is well known: “What beauty, what elegance, what richness of melody, rhythm and harmony!” It is not fortuitous that music from this ballet should be performed, for its own merits, during concerts. Funnily enough, the main theme of this light-hearted ballet is taken from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s anything but joyful novellas – mainly from The Sandman. In Hoffmann’s tale, the young man’s infatuation with the doll ends tragically, while in the ballet, the lively and energetic Swanilda (Frantz’s fiancée) is able to over with the old Coppélius, the cunning inventor of the “Girl with the enamel eyes” and free her lover from the doll’s poisonous charm. Coppélia was premiered in 1870 at the Paris Opera on choreographer Arthur Saint-Léon’s initiative. A virtuoso dancer, Saint-Léon was Marius Petipa’s predecessor as Head of the Petersburg Ballet. His interest in folk culture, music and dance, is mainly responsible for the appearance in the music score of such a rich “selection” of dance melodies based on folklore, and especially Slavic and Eastern European themes. A few years later, Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti brought the ballet “back” to the Russia that had proved such a vivid source of inspiration for its librettist, and adapted the choreography for the Russian stage. However, this new version fell out of interest during the XXth century, until Sergey Vikharev and Pavel Gershenzon’s revival in 2009. It is here interpreted by the Bolshoi Ballet’s finest dancers: Margarita Shrayner is the witty Swanilda, and Artem Ovcharenko the love-sick Frantz.

£24.99
Image NUTCRACKER
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Image GISELLE
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Image SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE
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Image LA BAYADERE
£24.99
Image GREAT BALLETS FROM BOLSHOI
£34.99
Image GREAT BALLETS FROM BOLSHOI BD
£39.99
Image Tchaikovsky:Bolshoi Ballets
£34.99
Image Tchaikovsky:Bolshoi Ballets
£50.00
Image The Art of Svetlana Zakharova at The Bolshoi
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Image The Art of Svetlana Zakharova at The Bolshoi
£39.99
Image The Art of David Hallberg At The Bolshoi
£29.99
Image The Art of David Hallberg At The Bolshoi
£34.99
Image Great Ballets from The Bolshoi Volume 2: La Bayadè
This second volume of 'Great Ballets from the Bolshoi' features the Bolshoi Ballet’s most recent successes : La Bayadère, Marco Spada, Swan Lake and The Golden Age. All performances were recorded in HD at the State Academic Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow.

£29.99
Image Great Ballets from The Bolshoi Volume 2: La Bayadè
This second volume of 'Great Ballets from the Bolshoi' features the Bolshoi Ballet’s most recent successes : La Bayadère, Marco Spada, Swan Lake and The Golden Age. All performances were recorded in HD at the State Academic Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow.

£32.99
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