Yolanda Sonnabend's Fabergé-inspired designs evoke the world of Imperial Russia in Anthony Dowell's acclaimed production for The Royal Ballet of one of the world's best-loved ballets. Marianela Nuñez as Odette/Odile and Thiago Soares as Prince Siegfried bring new vitality to a compelling story of tragic romance. The Russian conductor Valeriy Ovsyanikov directs the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Tchaikovsky's lush romantic score. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.
Music: Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Dancers: Marianela Nuñez, Thiago Soares, Elizabeth McGorian, Christopher Saunders, Alastair Marriott and David Pickering
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Valeriy Ovsyanikov 2009
Choreographers: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Director: Anthony Dowell
A Royal Ballet production
Plus: Illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, interview with Anthony Dowell, 'Four Swan Queens' – exclusive 30-minute conversation on the demands of dancing the role of the Swan Queen with former Prima Ballerinas Dame Beryl Grey, Dame Monica Mason and Lesley Collier, and current Principal Marianela Nuñez.
Sound: DTS 2.0 / 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 179 mins