About this Recording
100438 -

Pyotr Il'yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Swan Lake

Ballet in 2 Acts

Music Director: Graham Bond
Choreographer: Natalia Makarova

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Cast: Evelyn Hart, Peter Schaufuss, Martin James, Elizabeth Anderton

PAL 100 438

Running Time: 116 minutes
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound: PCM Stereo,
Region Code: 2, 5
Menu Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Recording Date: 1990

Natalia Makarova, one of the most important interpreters of the classical ballet repertoire in the twentieth century, has also had great success as a producer.

Makarova's staging of Swan Lake is based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with additional choreography by the late Sir Frederick Ashton.

Evelyn Hart and Peter Schaufuss are stunning as Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried in this studio recording. Leanne Benjamin is a treat a one of the 'pas de quatres'.

Makarova's innovative interpretation presents the work as a story of perfect and eternal love.

The stage design by Günther Schneider-Siemssen does not use scenery to communicate changes of place and mood but back projections (blue laser to indicate water for example), which are extremely effective for creating a mysterious, magical atmosphere.

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