«Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – The Nutcracker – Minkus: Don Quixote”
|Leon Fyodorovich Minkus||Don Quixote (Don Quichotte).|
|Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky||
The Nutcracker, Op. 71,
Swan Lake, Op. 20.
Rudolf Nureyef, Wiener Staatsballett.
|The Nutcracker, Op. 71.||
Liudmila Konovalova (Dancer),
Wiener Staatsoper – Paul Connelly.
|Swan Lake, Op. 20.||
Eno Peci (Dancer),
Wiener Staatsoper – Alexander Ingram.
|Don Quixote (Don Quichotte).||
Maria Yakovleva (Dancer),
Wiener Staatsoper – Kevin Rhodes.
This release features three of the most popular ballets in the original versions created by the world-famous ballet genius Rudolf Nureyev, with the Wiener Staatsballett, one of the greatest companies in the world. “A masterly performance in every respect.” (Die Presse about Swan Lake); “No version of The Nutcracker that we have ever seen has been more potently dramatic; few have displayed so sharp an imprint of personal style.” (Clive Barnes); “Elegant, romantic, delightful” (Die Presse); “Outstanding soloists.” (Der Standard); “A Don Quixote to love … Legris and company can count the evening a total success.” (Die Presse); As for the two principals, Maria Yakovleva and Denys Cherevychko as Kitri and Basil, no praise was high enough: “both are technically brilliant.” (Wiener Zeitung)