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Swan Lake DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2009

Swan Lake DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2009

Anthony Dowell’s magnificent production honours the spirit of this great ballet, with Fabergé-inspired designs by Yolanda Sonnabend. Marianela Nuñez is magnetic as Odette/Odile, with The Royal Ballet at its finest.

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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.


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Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Odette/Odile: Marianela Nuñez

Prince Siegfried: Thiago Soares

The Princess, Siegfried's Mother: Elizabeth McGorian

Von Rothbart: Christopher Saunders

The Tutor: Alastair Marriott

Benno: David Pickering


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov 

Choreographers: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Additional Choreography: Frederick Ashton, David Bintley

Production: Anthony Dowell

Designs: Yolanda Sonnabend

Lighting: Mark Henderson

Production Research: Roland John Wiley

Staging: Christopher Carr


Plus: llustrated 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, Lesley Collier and current Principal Marianela Nuñez.


Picture: 16:9

Sound: DTS 2.0 / 5.1

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Duration: 179 mins

Subtitles: FR/DE/ES/IT

Year: 2009


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