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Tchaikovksy: Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev, choreography), Paris Opera Ballet [DVD]

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Agnes Letestu, a feminine and warm Odette, and Jose 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 cliched stereotype of this celebrated masterpiece, is an expose of astonishingly powerful and recognisable human emotions. Under the inspired and clear-cut musical direction of Vello Pahn, this production of one of the jewels of the Paris Opera 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 [Agnes Letestu & Jose 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

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 145 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Country of Origin: USA


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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
  • Performers: Agnes Letestu (Dancer); Jose Martinez (Dancer)
  • Conductor: Vello Pahn
  • Ensemble: Paris Opera Ballet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876