DVD - 2007
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This version of Frederick Ashton's Sylvia has restored the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros.


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rufus_red4 Jul 14, 2013

One of the best filmed live ballet performances I've seen in years. Darcy Bussell and her partner, Roberto Bolle, currently a member of American Ballet Theatre, are at their best in this Ashton full length production that was revived also by ABT. Beautiful sets, costumes and mostly, the music. Sublime. Enjoy.

Dec 12, 2012

I read a dance book written by Darcey once and if you are a begginer at dance I would totally recommened you read it.

Jul 27, 2011

"Sylvia" is considered the BEST piece of Ballet music composed by Delibes, and additionally this will probably be the BEST version of Sylvia you will ever watch... Darcey Bussel was at her prime at the time of the recording (she is retired now) and she makes a far more impressive Sylvia than the new generation of rather petite dancers (after all, Sylvia is supposed to be a disciple of the goddess Diana and a hunter).

The Corps of the Royal Ballet is NOT at their best in this version, though.


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