DVD + Blu-Ray:
Don Quixote - Nureyev's masterwork
A spectacular film of Don Quixote, directed by ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev, and recognised as one of the finest ever on-screen performances.
Don Quixote Nureyev cover © International Arts
Don Quixote Nureyev © International Arts
Don Quixote Nureyev 2 © International Arts
This spectacular film of Don Quixote, choreographed after Petipa and directed for the screen by Russian ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev, is recognised as one of the finest ballet performances ever caught on camera and a cinematic triumph in its own right. Filmed in Melbourne with the Australian Ballet in 1973, the cast includes Nureyev as Basilio, Sir Robert Helpmann as the deluded knight and Lucette Aldous as Kitri. This timeless story of love, gallantry and misadventure – all unfolding with Minkus’s exhilarating Spanish flavoured music – has stood the test of time as one of the world’s most popular ballets.
Lovingly restored from the original 35mm film, and to be heard for the first time in full surround sound digital stereo created for the DVD and Blu-ray release, this is finally, how Nureyev intended his Don Quixote to be seen and heard.
“The finest full-length dance film ever.” (Dance Magazine)
Production year 1973
Dance Company The Australian Ballet
Choreography by Rudolf Nureyev
Director Rudolf Nureyev
Composer Ludwig Minkus
Conductor John Lanchbery
Soloist Rudolf Nureyev
Soloist Robert Helpmann
Soloist Lucette Aldous
Soloist Ray Powell
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