Swan Lake (The Royal Ballet)

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The Royal Ballet performs Tchaikovski's classic Swan Lake in this performance featuring designs by the late Leslie Hurry and lead performances by acclaimed dancers Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell.
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The Royal Ballet performs Tchaikovski's classic Swan Lake in this performance featuring designs by the late Leslie Hurry and lead performances by acclaimed dancers Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell.
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Regarded as one of ballet's crown jewels, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake was a surprising flop upon its debut in 1877. Since the acclaimed Pepita/Ivanov version of 1895, however, the story of Prince Siegfried's love for the Swan Queen has long since become both a holiday favorite and a cultural touchstone. The saga follows young Siegfried as he falls in love with an enchanted princess who has been transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. Tragically, the only recourse the lovers have to break the spell is a final act of self-sacrifice. This production, filmed in 1980, stars Natalia Makarova as Odette-Odile and Anthony Dowell as Prince Siegfried, and features the Royal Ballet Covent Garden with music by the Orchestra of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2003
  • UPC: 032031140899
  • Original Release: 1982
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  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Time: 2:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,864

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Natalya Makarova Odette - Odile
Anthony Dowell Prince Siegfried
Ashley Lawrence Conductor
Technical Credits
Frederick Ashton Choreography
Lev Ivanov Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev Choreography
Marius Petipa Choreography
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Synopsis of Act I [4:07]
2. Start of Act I [4:33]
3. Waltz [5:14]
4. The Prince and the Queen [3:12]
5. Pas de Trois [8:24]
6. The Tutor [1:41]
7. Villagers' Dance [4:17]
8. The Prince Goes Hunting [3:38]
9. Synopsis of Act II [1:35]
10. Siegfried Arrives at the Lake [1:38]
11. Siegfried Meets Odette [3:14]
12. Swans - Corps de Ballet [3:43]
13. Waltz [2:48]
14. Siegfried and Odette [8:23]
15. Four Cygnets [1:58]
16. Two Swans [1:41]
17. Odette's Solo [2:45]
18. Coda [2:11]
19. Finale [1:53]
20. Synopsis of Act III [1:24]
21. Start of the Ball [2:17]
22. Pas de Quatre [8:15]
23. Waltz of the Prospective Brides [3:19]
24. The Prince Must Choose a Bride [1:01]
25. Spanish Dance [2:19]
26. Hungarian Dance [2:55]
27. Neapolitan Dance [2:32]
28. Polish Dance [4:01]
29. Pas de Deux - Siegfried and Odile [5:54]
30. Siegfried's Variation [1:40]
31. Odile's Variation [2:36]
32. Coda [2:38]
33. Betrothal and Betrayal [1:41]
34. Synopsis of Act IV [1:17]
35. Swans - Corps de Ballet [9:20]
36. Siegfried and Odette [4:45]
37. Finale/Credits [4:33]
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Side #1 --
   Play Program
   Scene Selections
   Tchaikovsky Biography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's a Gift!

    The dancing and staging are teriffic. Makarova so beautiful and swan-like, Dowell perfect in every way, the perfect Prince Sigfried. This performance is absolutely top notch. The corps de ballet will take your breath away as the swans. A few camera angles, but nothing that blows your mind in the filming.

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