Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

By Michael Beyer

  • Genre: Concert Films
  • Release Date: 2014-03-16
  • Advisory Rating: G
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Director: Michael Beyer
  • Production Country: Russia
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
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It is the one ballet that everyone knows, has heard of or seen, and it is one of the loveliest and most frequently performed works in the ballet literature. No other ballet is capable of conjuring up such intensive images, dreams and yearnings simply at the mention of its name as Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Rudolf Nureyev created a new version of it in 1964 for the Vienna State Opera; it helped the dancer and choreographer, then 26 years old, to achieve international fame and also projected the Vienna State Ballet onto the world stage, where it was to become one of the company’s greatest successes.To mark the 50th anniversary of this ballet, the Vienna State Opera is now reviving it with new sets and costumes designed by Julia Spinatelli, whose concept is inspired by the fairy tale phantasy world of King Ludwig II incorporating simple, painted backdrops and few accessories, to present a new Swan Lake.