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Swan Lake DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Swan Lake DVD (The Royal Ballet)

1982 recording of Leslie Hurry’s production of Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet, beautifully danced by Natalia Makorova and Anthony Dowell.
- 5 out of 5 (from 2 Reviews)

- Out of stock


This production, with designs by the late Leslie Hurry, stars Natalia Makarova as Odette - Odile and Anthony Dowell as Prince Siegfried. Prince Siegfried celebrates his twenty-first birthday; his mother tells him it is time to marry, but he prefers to go hunting. Alone, by a lakeside he sees a swan who turns to human form. She is an enchanted princess who can be saved only by true love. He promises this, but is tricked by the wicked magician who disguises his own daughter as the swan-maiden. In despair, Siegfried and the swan-maiden leap to death together and their sacrifice destroys the evil power.


Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Dancers: Natalia Makorova, Anthony Dowell, Derek Rencher, Gerd Larsen, Garry Grant.
Orchestra of Sadler's Well Royal Ballet, Ashley Lawrence 1982
Designs: Leslie Hurry
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov has further contributions by Frederick Ashton and Rudolf Nureyev


Picture: 4:3
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Duration: 137 mins
Region code: 2-5
Format: NTSC


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Hi Dennis, Warner have not issued a booklet with this DVD but we would be delighted to send you a copy of the synopsis as printed in the programme.
- Dennis
reviewed on
10 May 2013
This is not a review but a request, is there a booklet with this performance, if not is it possible to obtain the acts as in the programme.

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