Paquita [videorecording] : ballet en 2 actes / music by Edouard-Marie-Ernest Delvedez and Ludwig Minkus ; revised and completed by David Coleman ; libretto by Pierre Foucher and Joseph Mazilier ; choreography by Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa ; directed for video and TV by Denis Caïozzi ; a co-production by Telmondis, Opéra national de Paris.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Germany] : Arthaus Musik, c2008.
Description
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Details

Subject(s)
Ballets [Browse]
Conductor
Choreographer
Television director
Dancer
Interviewee (expression)
Composer
Librettist
Performer
Production company
Publisher
Form/​Genre
  • Filmed ballets
  • Filmed dance
Contains
Summary note
The plot takes place in Spain during the occupation of Napoleon's army. The heroine is the young gypsy girl, Paquita. Unbeknownst to Paquita, she is really of noble birth, having been abducted by gypsies when she was an infant. She saves the life of a young French officer, Lucien d'Hervilly, who is the target of a Spanish governor who desires to have him killed by Iñigo, a gypsy chief. By way of a medallion she discovers that she is of noble birth, being in fact the cousin of Lucien. As such, she and the officer are able to wed.
Notes
  • Statement of responsibility from container.
  • Booklet with program notes in English, French and German (18 p.) inserted in container.
  • Bonus: Interviews with Brigitte Lefèvre, Pierre Lacotte, Agnès Letestu, José Martinez.
Time and place of event
Recorded live from the Opéra national de Paris, Palais Garnier, January 2003.
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions; PCM stereo., Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1; picture format 16:9.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Agnès Letestu (Paquita) ; José Martinez (Lucien d'Hervilly) ; Karl Paquette (Iñigo) ; Richard Wilk (Général, Comte d'Hervilly) ; Céline Talon (Comtesse) ; Jean-Marie Didière (Don Lopez de Mendoza) ; Béatrice Martel (Dona Serafiña) ; orchestra and corps de ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris ; David Coleman, conductor.
ISBN
  • 9783939873891
  • 3939873896
Publisher no.
107 005
OCLC
311081573
Universal Product Code
  • 807280700596
RCP
N - S