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
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Duration: 137 mins
Region code: 2-5