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Tchaikovsky: Iolanta/Stravinsky: Persephone [Teatro Real Madrid] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 16th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta/Stravinsky: Persephone [Teatro Real Madrid] Blu-ray Review

Famed stage director Peter Sellars gives us two rarely seen Russian masterpieces, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Stravinsky’s Persephone. Unusual staging and lighting effects aside, these are well performed works and definitely worth a watch.

Platel: C(h)œurs [Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real Madrid] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 7th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Platel: C(h)œurs [Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real Madrid] Blu-ray Review

Belgian choreographer Alain Platel has made an ambitious effort to collate his ultramodern dance routines to the choral works of Verdi and Wagner. As a paean to social protest, it is a series of hits and misses captured with beautiful sight and sound recording. Probably not for classic balletomanes, the physicality of the “dance” routines border on the sensational.

Gades/Saura: Carmen Ballet [Teatro Real Madrid] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 31st, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Gades/Saura: Carmen Ballet [Teatro Real Madrid] Blu-ray Review

The Carmen theme is taken back to its flamenco roots in this Teatro Real de Madrid production. Antonio Gades and Carlos Saura give the dancers free rein to create an earthy yet compelling realization of this tale of fatal love.