Tuesday, February 21, 2012

See Efteling, Hear Fairy Tale Music: André Rieu in Wonderland

Last week Gypsy posted about a book published in conjunction with Efteling, the fairy tale inspired theme park in the Netherlands. I have been collecting fairy tale themed travel destinations for a while and always plan to do a series of posts, but I've been so overrun this month with projects outside SurLaLune that I think I am going to use some of the travel posts for some of the days remaining this month. This post isn't quite travel nor quite a fairy tale music post, but borrows from both actually. I will be posting more about Efteling in the near future, but I wanted to share this DVD/CD combo featuring André Rieu playing a concert in Efteling. The music is fairy tale and folklore inspired and the video shows imagery from inside the theme park, too.

I have a preview video below as well as this description. This one is very safe for the entire family, in fact it is more geared to young families from what I can see in the preview. And, yes, this one also shows how ubiquitous Disney is, in a competing theme park no less.

André Rieu - In Wonderland. To the music of Thus spake Zarathustra the gates open to reveal an enchanting, fairy-tale world. There are stunning melodies, recorded at Efteling, one of the worlds most beautiful fairy-tale theme parks, and performed by André Rieu, his orchestra and choir and some fantastic soloists. It is a fascinating, magical film, exciting and amusing from beginning to end. This fabulous, fairy-tale DVD has contributions from Suzan Erens, Carmen Monarcha, Carla Maffioletti, Mirusia Louwerse, Brian Dickerson, the Platinum Tenors, soloists from the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, the International Dance Theatre, and the Berlin Folk-Music Sparrows. Its a unique DVD with an enchanting atmosphere and wonderful, fairy-tale melodies, performed by top soloists. Enjoy the most beautiful fairy-tale music including Swan Lake, Hansel and Gretel, Solveigs Song, the Sabre Dance, the Old Castle, Cinderella, the Magic Flute, and all the wonderful fairy-tale characters. Come away with us to the land of fairies, elves and a thousand-and-one nights, and live happily ever after.

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