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Bolshoi Ballet / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Best of Bolshoi Ballet (DVD)

Presented in 5.1 DTS Surround Sound, Paul Czinner’s acclaimed 1956 filming of the Bolshoi Ballet’s first-ever tour of Great Britain, featuring a Bolshoi Highlights Program featuring Raissa Struchkova in the Walpurgisnacht from Gounod’s Faust, and Galina Ulanova in The Dying Swan and a thrilling performance of Giselle with Ulanova and Nikolai Fadeyechev.

TRACK LIST

Asafyev: Dance of the Tartars from The Fountain of Bakhchsarai
Choreography by R. Zakharov

Tchaikovsky: Spanish Dance from Swan Lake
Choreography by A. Gorsky

Bolshoi Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
G. Rozhdestvensky

Rachmaninov: Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11
Choreography by Asaf Messerer

Glinka: Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar): Polonaise
Choreography by R. Zakharov

Gounod: Walpurgisnacht from Faust
Choreography by L. Lavrovsky

Saint-Saëns: The Dying Swan (Solo)
Choreography by M. Fokine

Adam: Giselle
(slightly abridged)
Galina Ulanova, Nikolai Fadeyechev, Taisia Monakhova, Alexander Radunsky, Erik Volodin, Irina Makedonskaya, Vladimir Levashev & Rimma Karelskaya

Glinka: Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar): Krakoviak
Choreography by R. Zakharov

Bolshoi Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Faier