An Evening with The Royal Ballet (Fonteyn & Somes) DVD

Paul Czinner, 1960


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Film Details

Directed by Paul Czinner

Produced in 1960

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film


Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes


StageBritish Film

Film Description

Filmed on the stage of The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, director Paul Czinner's outstanding film showcases prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn in what was her first feature film. Partnered by Michael Somes, this film showcases acts from three of the most well-known and admired pieces of ballet in the world: Ondine, The Firebird, and Swan Lake (Act III).

DVD Details

Certificate: U

Publisher: Network

Length: 130 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 26th March 2007

Cat No: 7952616

DVD Extras

  • Original booklet as a PDF
  • Stills gallery
  • Interview with Margot Fonteyn from LWT’s Sunday Sunday, originally broadcast on ITV in 1984.

Community Reviews

by Barry Forshaw on 16th April 2004

This 1960 film is a ballet fan’s dream with dances from several different ballets including Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Neze’s Ondine. Star... Read on


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