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La Fille mal gardée

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LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE
Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Nadia Nerina
David Blair
Stanley Holden
Leslie Edwards
Alexander Grant
The Royal Ballet
The Covent Garden Orchestra
John Lanchbery
Recorded: BBC Studio, London, 7–9 September 1962
Broadcast: BBC, 27 December 1962


Widely regarded as the definitive version of comic ballet La Fille mal gardée, this DVD showcases Frederick Ashton’s choreography as designed for the London Royal Ballet in 1960 and features the original cast, with Nadia Nerina and David Blair in roles that Ashton created with them in mind. Nadia Nerina’s ‘joyous, soaring skill, which is Lise’s signature’ (Financial Times) and David Blair’s technical and interpretative genius are perfectly offset by Stanley Holden’s hilarious travesti turn as Widow Simone, and Alexander Grant, who brings pathos and humour to the character of Alain.

Catalogue Number: ICAD 5088

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“...this is an absolutely delightful ballet and a classic performance”

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1 Introduction to ICA Classics - 2.58

 

LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE

THE WAYWARD DAUGHTER · DIE SCHLECHT BEHÜTETE TOCHTER

Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton

Music: Ferdinand Hérold  arr. John Lanchbery

Designer: Osbert Lancaster

 

Act One

2 Opening Credits, Introduction and Dance of the Chickens - 3.22

3 Lise - 3.38

4 Colas - 2.37

5 Scene: Colas, Simone, Lise - 1.37

6 Dance of the Villagers - 1.34

7 Scene: Lise, Simone, Colas - 1.35

8 Scene and Ribbon pas de deux: Lise, Colas - 4.58

9 Village Girls and Lise - 1.50

10 Scene: Simone, Lise, Thomas, Alain - 2.11

11 Alain - 1.32

12 Off to the Harvest - 1.59

13 Colas and Villagers - 4.26

14 Scene and Pas de trois: Lise, Colas, Alain, Villagers - 3.40

15 Flute Dance: Villagers - 2.34

16 Scene: Alain, Villagers - 1.16

17 Pas de deux: Lise and Colas - 7.43

18 Scene and Clog Dance: Simone, Village Girls - 3.07

19 Maypole Dance: Villagers - 1.52

20 Storm and Act 1 Finale - 2.41

Act Two

21 Scene and Spinning Dance: Lise, Simone - 3.38

22 Tambourine Dance: Lise - 1.38

23 Scene: Lise, Colas, Simone - 3.24

24 Return of Harvesters - 2.57

25 Scene: Lise, Colas - 4.44

26 Scene: Return of Simone - 2.17

27 Scene: Thomas, Notary, Harvesters, Alain, Simone - 4.01

28 Anger and Forgiveness - 2.32

29 Pas de deux and Finale: Lise, Colas, Simone, Alain - 6.50

30 Closing Credit - 1.26

 

Cast

Lise - a young woman - Nadia Nerina

Colas - Lise’s beloved - David Blair

Widow Simone - Lise’s mother - Stanley Holden

Alain - Lise’s rich but dim-witted suitor - Alexander Grant

Thomas - Alain’s father - Leslie Edwards

A Notary - Franklin White

 

The Royal Ballet

The Covent Garden Orchestra

Leader: Charles Taylor

JOHN LANCHBERY

 

Producer: Margaret Dale

Recorded: BBC Studio, London, 7–9 September 1962

Broadcast: BBC, 27 December 1962

© BBC 1962

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