The Pharaoh's daughter [electronic resource] / music by Cesare Pugni ; Pierre Lacotte, choreography, stage director ; Marius Petipa, choreography ; Bel Air Media, Théâtre Bolchoï, NHK, Mezzo ; Denis Caïozzi, director.

[Place of publication not identified] : Bel Air Media : Théâtre Bolchoï : NHK : Mezzo, [2003]
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Pierre Lacotte's production for The Pharaoh's Daughter, initially choreographed by Marius Petipa, is here magnificently performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Choreographed by Marius Petipa after Théophile Gautier's Le Roman de la momie, The Pharaoh's Daughter encountered great success when it was first premiered in 1862, before it sank into oblivion during the 20th century, because it did not fit the criteria of the socialist realism that was in force during the Soviet Union. In 2000, Pierre Lacotte was invited to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to create a new rendition of the ballet, with new settings and new costumes. This program filmed in 2003 stars the couple of Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Filin. The dreams of opium, the Egyptian-inspired costumes, make-up and settings as well as the story itself drive the audience into an exotic world, just like in the Bayadère, which was premiered a few years later. This new choreography brings together extremely difficult variations for the soloists and great scenes with almost the totality of the Bolshoi Ballet's dancers. Cesare Pugni's music, finally, is performed with grace by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Sotnikov, who adapted the original score.
Svetlana Zakharova (Aspicia) ; Sergueï Filin (Lord Wilson/Taor) ; Maria Aleksandrova (Ramzé) ; Dimitri Gudanov (Le pêcheur) ; Inna Petrova (La femme du pêcheur) ; Gennady Yanin (John Bull/Passiphonte) ; Anna Tsygankova, Anastasia Goryatcheva, Denis Medvedev, Ian Godovsky (Pas d'action) ; Vladimir Moiseev (King of the Nile) ; Anastasia Yatsenko (Guadalquivir) ; Ekaterina Shilupina (Congo) ; Elena Andrienko (Neva) ; Elena Bolshoi Ballet ; Bolshoi Theater Orchestra ; Alexander Sotnikov, conductor.
Recorded 2003 October Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia.
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Caïozzi, Denis, film director.
Lacotte, Pierre, 1932- choreographer, stage director.
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910, choreographer.
Zakharova, Svetlana, 1979- dancer.
Filin, Sergeĭ, 1970- dancer.
Aleksandrova, Marii︠a︡, dancer.
Gudanov, Dmitriĭ, 1975- dancer.
Petrova, Inna, dancer.
I︠a︡nin, Gennadiĭ, dancer.
Tsygankova, Anna, dancer.
Goryatcheva, Anastasia, dancer.
Medvedev, Denis, dancer.
Godovsky, Ian, dancer.
Moiseev, Vladimir, dancer.
Yatsenko, Anastasia, dancer.
Sotnikov, Aleksandr, conductor.
Bel Air Media (Firm), production company.
Bolʹshoĭ teatr Rossii, performer, production company.
Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk, production company.
Mezzo (Television station : Paris, France), production company.
Container of: Pugni, Cesare, 1802-1870. Dochʹ Faraona.
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