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Swan Lake

"Swan Lake" is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance into four acts.

  • Swan Lake | Copyright: © Svetlana Loboff - OnP

    Swan Lake © Svetlana Loboff - OnP

In Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky took up the legend of the immaculate bird to create some of the most beautiful music ever written for ballet. The choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov left their distinguished mark on this story of an impossible love between an earthly prince and a bird‑princess, refashioning the myth of the swan‑dancer, the ultimate ballerina. When creating his version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev chose to give it a Freudian dimension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream through a sense of profound hopelessness.

Genre Ballet
Recording location Opéra national de Paris – Bastille
Recording date 2019, February 19th and 21rst
Production year 2019
Duration 2H55 with one interval
Video format HD
Production Company Telmondis
Co-Production Company FRANCE TELEVISIONS -FRACINEMA
Producer Antoine Perset - Denis Morlière
Director François-René Martin
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution
Distribution VOD Telmondis Distribution
Distribution DVD Telmondis Distribution
Distribution theatrical Telmondis Distribution
Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky after Vladimir Begichev, Vassili Geltser
Orchestra / Band Paris Opera Orchestra
Choreography by Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Dance Company Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet
Costumes Franca Squarciapino

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