The famous story of Charles Perrault becomes a wonderful ballet thanks to the genius of Serguei Prokofiev, the creator of "Peter and the Wolf". This video offers this major piece interpreted by The Marinskii Theatre in a mind-blowing direction. An abundance of characters and mythical scenes (poetic duet with the Prince, remarkable adagios, langurous waltz...). A succession of very famous scenes among which, the presentation of the slipper to Cinderella who is either dreamy or nervous but always pure. A moment of grace and emotion lived through the magic of Dance.
G. Komleva, M. Daoukaev, L. Galinskaia, M. Koullik
difficult to enjoy fully
- Bolshoi Ballet: Cinderella review by RD
Although the DVD is dated 2008, the technical quality is so poor it makes the performance a challenge to enjoy. It looks like a VHS copy from the 1970s, with washed out colours, a very blurred picture and a low level mono sound track that is no fun to listen to. There are analogue video dropouts now and again. It's a pity as the ballet is quite good, not great, and the music itself is wonderful.