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Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet in Esmeralda

Esmeralda

2005 NR

Esmeralda (Elvira Khabibullina) -- the tragic gypsy from Victor Hugo's novel &NFi;The Hunchback of Notre Dame&NFi_; -- comes to breathtaking life in this moving ballet, performed by the Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of St. Petersburg. Bonus features include a documentary outlining the ballet's historical and artistic significance, as well as commentary from legendary dancers Matilda Kshesinskaya and Tatyana Vecheslova.