Yolanda Sonnabend's Faberge-inspired designs evoke a world of
Imperial Russia in Anthony Dowell's acclaimed production for
The Royal Ballet of one of the world's best-loved ballets.
Marianela Nuñez as Odette/Odile and Thiago Soares as Prince
Siegfried bring new vitality to a compelling story of tragic
romance. The Russian conductor Valeriy Ovsyanikov directs the
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Tchaikovsky's lush
romantic score. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true
Odette/Odile: Marianela Nuñez
Prince Siegfried: Thiago Soares
The Princess, Siegfried’s mother: Elizabeth McGorian
An Evil Spirit, later Von Rothbart: Christopher Saunders
The Tutor: Alastair Marriott
Benno: David Pickering
Choreographers: Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov
Stage Director: Anthony Dowell
Interview with Anthony Dowell
Four Swan Queens - Exclusive 30-minute conversation on the
demands of dancing the role of the Swan Queen with former
Prima Ballerinas Dame Beryl Grey, Dame Monica Mason, Lesley
Collier and current principal Marianela Nuñez.
Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on
16th & 24th March 2009.
Adverts in Gramophone, Classic fM and BBC Music Magazine.
‘Anthony Dowell’s production…offers the ultimate classical experience,
with the sights and sounds of a proud 19th century tradition running at full
throttle. Fancy a romantic tragedy in a tutu? Then this is the ballet for you.
…The production as a whole is beautifully formed and dramatically
convincing… And praise, too, for the corps, who made us feel the sorrow
and anger of the swans’ collective misfortune.’ The Times
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