Swan Lake (American Ballet Theatre)

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Overview

Kevin McKenzie's spectacular Kennedy Center Opera House production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake arrives on home video in this release from Image Entertainment. Starring Gillian Murphy and Angel Corella and featuring Ormsby Williams conducting the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, this production will no doubt be a must-see for opera fans.
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Overview

Kevin McKenzie's spectacular Kennedy Center Opera House production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake arrives on home video in this release from Image Entertainment. Starring Gillian Murphy and Angel Corella and featuring Ormsby Williams conducting the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, this production will no doubt be a must-see for opera fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • UPC: 014381198720
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,702

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gillian Murphy Odette-Odile
Angel Corella Prince Siegfried
Georgina Parkinson The Queen Mother
Frederic Franklin Wolfgang, Tutor to the Prince
Herman Cornejo Benno, the Prince's Friend
Marcelo Gomes Evil Sorcerer
Caroline Kennedy Host
Isaac Stappas Von Rothbart
Technical Credits
Matthew Diamond Director
Girish Bhargava Editor
Zack Brown Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Lev Ivanov Choreography
Judy Kinberg Producer
Kevin McKenzie Choreography
Marius Petipa Choreography
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake
1. Introduction [2:21]
2. Prologue [2:55]
3. Act 1: The Prince's Birthday [4:25]
4. Act 1: The Maypole Dance [2:25]
5. Act 1: Visit From the Queen [2:20]
6. Act 1: Pas de Trois [9:12]
7. Act 1: The Prince's Dilemma [6:21]
8. Act 2: Seeking Solace [4:12]
9. Act 2: Queens of the Swans [7:08]
10. Act 2: The Waltz [2:38]
11. Act 2: White Swan Pas de Deux [8:25]
12. Act 2: Cygnets [1:54]
13. Act 2: Two Swans [1:24]
14. Act 2: White Swan Variation [2:42]
15. Act 2: Daybreak [3:47]
16. Intermission [3:53]
17. Act 3: The Ball [2:10]
18. Act 3: Czardas [1:51]
19. Act 3: Spanish Dance [1:59]
20. Act 3: Neapolitan [2:15]
21. Act 3: Mazurka [1:51]
22. Act 3: Four Princesses From Distant Lands [4:35]
23. Act 3: Von Rothbart Enthralls the Court [5:09]
24. Act 3: Black Swan Pas de Deux [11:42]
25. Act 3: Deception Revealed [2:13]
26. Act 4: The Storm [:46]
27. Act 4: Odette Forgives the Prince [5:10]
28. Act 4: The Curse Is Ended [4:49]
29. Curtain Calls [1:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake
   Program Start
   Audio Selection
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Dolby Stereo
      DTS Digital Surround
   Scene Selections
   Promotional Trailer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2011

    Simply Amazing

    I really love this version of Swan Lake. Gillian Murphy is an amazing Odette and Angel Corella is simply amazing as Prince Siegfried. My favorite part of the ballet that I watch over and over again is the ending. It is very beautiful.
    I would recommend this to ballet lovers of all ages. Something that you can watch again and again for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    American Ballet Theater respects the Classics

    Wonderful..Kevin McKenzie's choreography stays true to Petipa/Ivanov original...Brought back memories of David Blair's version...Dancers Murphy & Corella great, again memories of Makarova & Nagy, also great...ABT certainly knows how to handle the classics...HHIGHLY RECOMMENDED...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Danced with Passion

    For me, this performance has the most excitement and passion, as well as widescreen photography and gorgeous sound. The principals are fantastic here, and the whole experience leaves one breathless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Angel Corella and Gillan Murphy ar FANTASTIC dancers. You will love this Great Perfomance of Swan Lake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Performance Great... dvd quality misses the mark

    The choreography and performances are wonderful. Unfortunately, the DVD cannot match the original Great Performances broadcast in 1080i high definition. The encoding is poor, and motion artifacts are present throughout. This is especially evident the 3rd Act court interior scenes which also suffer from oversaturated, and poor color correction. The dancers are unintentionally ethereal, as the viewer can readily see the background through the figures as their movements accelerate. Too bad, because the scene in which 'von Rothbart enthralls the court' is deviously brilliant. Buy this for the performances, especially the stunning Gillian Murphy. Otherwise, wait for the high definition version, which hopefully will exhibit the quality of the original footage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best version yet

    This DVD is amazing. Gillian's grace and beauty make her perfect for the role of Odette-Odile. Angel was definently at his best in this performance, and I preferred it over any other work that I've seen by him. I could watch this over and over again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true vision for the eyes and feast for the senses!

    After seeing another version on PBS and then attending the New York Ballet's production recently in Saratoga, NY, I have to say that this DVD was icing on the cake. Wishing that I'd had the opportunity to attend this particular performance, as it would have been a slice of heaven. My only gripe is the politicizing of this wonderful DVD. How sad that even the arts must be a target for blatant political endorsements.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Masterpiece of Art and Discipline

    The exceptional balance between music and beautifully coordinated body movements by the American Ballet Theatre, makes this interpretation of Swan Lake an unique and lasting pleasurable experience. The tasteful stages, attires and overall direction are equally complemented by excellent audio and visual technology. The John Kennedy historical introduction gives an extra sense of pride to this outstanding American Ballet Theatre production. The very reasonable cost of the DVD amply provides a valuable intellectual and esthetic experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best production in Years!

    I love this version of Swan Lake! I haven't seen a production like this this in years. With Gillian Murphy's technique and grace it really put some meaning into the ballet!

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