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Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Odette / Odile – Svetlana Zakharova
Prince Siegfried – Roberto Bolle
Jester – Antonino Sutera
Rothbart – Gianni Ghisleni
Princess – Sabrina Brazzo
Queen – Flavia Vallone
Milan La Scala Ballet
Milan La Scala Orchestra
James Tuggle, conductor
Vladimir Burmeister and Lev Ivanov, choreographer
Florence Clerc and Frédéric Olivieri, stage director
Roberta Guidi di Bagno, set and costume designer
Gianni Mantovanini, lighting designer
Recorded live from the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, 2004.
- The Rehearsal
Swan Lake is the
most successful of all ballets, in fact it has become the very epitome of classical dance. Together with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, it makes up the great trio of classical ballets set to Tchaikovsky’s music.
Arthaus presents a DVD of the 2004 Teatro alla Scala production of Swan Lake. Two classical ballet world stars take the lead roles: The young prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova – the most sought-after representative of the Russian style - as Odette / Odile and Roberto Bolle, the La Scala star dancer and most important ambassador of today’s Italian Ballet.
Directed by Florence Clerc from Paris and Frédéric Olivieri, Artistic Director with the La Scala Ballet, the Milan staging combines the best of both worlds in ballet: It brings the Russian classical school together with the history of choreographic adaptation in the West.
The version presented on this DVD is based on the choreography of Swan Lake which in itself has become a classic: The Burmeister version of the 1953 production at the Moscow Academic Music Theater, which first came to the West as Lac des cygnes at the Opéra in Paris in the 50’s, and has since been adapted numerous times.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 133 mins (opera) + 13 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
Works on This Recording
Swan Lake, Op. 20 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Written: 1875-1876; Russia
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