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Swan Lake DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2018

 

  • Swan Lake has a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory and while Liam Scarlett's 2018 production features additional choreography, it remains faithful to Petipa and Ivanov’s classic. John Macfarlane’s opulent designs provide an atmospheric, period setting for this enthralling love story, illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Marianela Nuñez brings both poignancy and glitter to the dual role of Odette/Odile, with Vadim Muntagirov as the yearning Prince Siegfried, while the corps de ballet are showcased at their spellbinding best as the enchanted swans and cygnets.

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    Odette/Odile: Marianela Nuñez
    Prince Siegfried: Vadim Muntagirov
    The Queen: Elizabeth McGorian
    Von Rothbart: Bennet Gartside
    Siegfried’s Sister: Akane Takada
    Siegfried’s Sister: Francesca Hayward
    Benno: Alexander Campbell
    Artists of The Royal Ballet

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Koen Kessels
    Designer: John Macfarlane
    Choreography: Liam Scarlett, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
    Additional Choreography: Frederick Ashton
    Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

    Extra features: An introduction; John Macfarlane talks about the design; Darcey Bussell on the Swans

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: PCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: 0 (worldwide)
    Running Time: 151 mins
    Year: 2018



  • "Nothing short of a triumph" Evening Standard

    "The Royal Ballet's spellbinder leaves you weeping" The Guardian

    "A supremely handsome production" The Observer

    "A great Swan Lake must give its stars room to shine. Scarlett’s delivers in spades. Nuñez’s dancing is rich as cream, with long, floating phrasing in the white acts and seductive dazzle as the Black Swan alter ego. Muntagirov, most princely of princes, combines virtuoso splendour with aristocratic grace. Together, they create a human tenderness at the heart of this opulent new production." The Independent

    Awards

    Benois de la Danse 2019 - Winner, Best Male Dancer: Vadim Muntagirov, for his performance as Prince Siegfried in Liam Scarlett's Swan Lake

    Benois de la Danse 2019 - Winner, Best Theatre Designer: John MacFarlane, for his designs for Liam Scarlett's Swan Lake

    Olivier Awards 2019 - Nominee: John MacFarlane for his designs for Liam Scarlett's Swan Lake