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Historic Ashton's Cinderella from Covent Garden

Author: Opus Arte

Frederick Ashton’s 1969 acclaimed production shines in this historic, colour recording from The Royal Ballet

  • Cinderella cover image | Copyright: © Leslie Spatt

    Cinderella cover image © Leslie Spatt

  • Cinderella and Her Prince | Copyright: © ROH

    Cinderella and Her Prince © ROH

  • The Ugly Sisters | Copyright: © ROH

    The Ugly Sisters © ROH

The much loved story of Cinderella has captured hearts and minds for centuries and this historic colour recording from 1969, full of dreams and magic, shows why. Infused with the drama of Prokofiev’s luscious score, the tale of transformation provided creative inspiration for Frederick Ashton’s acclaimed first full length ballet. His enchanting production stands as a showcase of choreographic mastery and features the Royal Ballet’s most celebrated partnerships with Antoinette Sibley as Cinderella and Anthony Dowell as the Prince. Ashton’s distinctive theatricality is also revealed in a touching and hilarious cameo as one of the Ugly Sisters opposite the equally comic and mesmeric Robert Helpmann

Production year 1969
Genre Ballet
Recording location Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Dance Company The Royal Ballet
Distribution DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Limited
Light Design William Bundy
Sound Engineer Graham Haines
Soloist Antoinette Sibley
Soloist Anthony Dowell

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