An Evening with The Royal Ballet (Fonteyn & Somes) DVD
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Directed by Paul Czinner
Produced in 1960
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
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).
Length: 130 mins
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Cat No: 7952616
Format: DVD Colour
- Original booklet as a PDF
- Stills gallery
- Interview with Margot Fonteyn from LWT’s Sunday Sunday, originally broadcast on ITV in 1984.
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
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. Starring the legendary dancers Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes, The Royal Ballet was filmed in the sumptuous surroundings of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Hide