Performance filmed in Toronto at the O’Keefe Centre with the National Ballet of Canada in 1972. The production won an “Emmy Award” that same year when it was first shown. The Bluebird Pas de Deux is performed by Karin Kain and Frank Augustyn which earned them first prize in the Second International Dance Competition in Moscow in 1972. Large sections, in particular, of the prologue and the First Act have been cut, but it is still possible to admire the entire role of the Prince danced by Nureyev. It is also worth noting that the ballet is presented at the beginning of the DVD by Nureyev.

Princesse Aurora Veronica Tennant
Prince Florimund Rudolf Noureev
Le Roi Florestan Charles Kirby
La Reine Susan Mensck
Catalabutte Simon Semenoff
Carabosse Celia Franka
La Fée Lilas Kristine Soleri
L’Oiseau Bleu Franck Augustyn
Princess Florine Karen Kain

  • Recording: Recorded in Toronto in 1972
  • Duration: 90
  • Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa
  • Direction: Georges Crum - National Orchestra of Canada
  • Staging: Rudolf Nureyev
  • Publication date: 2001
  • Publisher: E.P.I Diffusion