Henze: Ondine (The Royal Ballet)
Miyako Yoshida (Ondine); Edward Watson (Palemon); Genesia Rosato (Berta); Ricardo Cervera (Tirrenio);
Miyako Yoshida dances the title role originally created for Margot Fonteyn in the hauntingly beautiful underwater world of Ondine, vividly brought to life by The Royal Ballet. Frederick Ashton's shimmering choreography, Lila de Nobili's impressionistic designs and Hans Werner Henze's specially commissioned, vibrant and inventive score, memorably combine to evoke the many moods and colours of the sea.
Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.
"Yoshida's is a musical, well-mannered reading...Watson moves through it as through a nightmare, gesture urgent, dance vivid, the portrait compelling...We see a masterpiece, disquieting, ever-mysterious." (The Financial Times)
Illustrated Synopsis. Cast gallery. The Making of Ondine an interview with Hans Werner Henze.