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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Swan Lake (Paris Opera Ballet, 2005) (NTSC)


TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Swan Lake (Paris Opera Ballet, 2005) (NTSC)

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky


A Ballet in Four Acts


Odette / Odile: Agnès Letestu
Le Prince Siegfried:
José Martinez
Wolfgang / Rothbart:
Karl Paquette
La Reine:
Muriel Hallé

Paris Opera Ballet
Paris Opera Orchestra
Vello Pähn
, Musical Director

Rudolf Nureyev, Stage Director

Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris in December 2005


Picture format: NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Menu Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 146 minutes
No. of DVDs: 1


Bonus Material:
Illustrated Synopsis / Cast Gallery


  • Agnès Letestu, a feminine and warm Odette, and José Martinez, a convincing, pale, vulnerable prince Siegfried, are the stars of this deeply passionate, 'dream' version of Swan Lake. Rudolf Nureyev's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's lyrical ballet, far from being a clichéd stereotype of this celebrated masterpiece, is an exposé of astonishingly powerful and recognisable human emotions. Under the inspired and clear-cut musical direction of Vello Pähn, this production of one of the jewels of the Paris Opéra Ballet's repertoire brilliantly displays the meticulous precision, technical prowess and pure, unmannered style of the company's unrivalled female corps de ballet, eliciting an ethereal, intense beauty captured for DVD in High Definition video and superb surround sound.

'…their [Agnès Letestu & José Martinez] dancing was sensational, and Letestu in particular was magnificent. She was soft, lyrical yet aristocratic as Odette, as befits her slender, long-limbed body and her mime scene was of intense beauty. … Letestu is outstanding as Odile, both in her technical prowess and artistic interpretation.' Culture Kiosque


Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Pahn, Vello

Paris Opera Orchestra

Paris National Opera Ballet

Halle, Muriel; Letestu, Agnes; Martinez, Jose; Nureyev, Rudolf; Paquette, Karl

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Ballet

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: OA0966D

Barcode: 809478009665

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Physical Release: 01/2007

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