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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 surround sound.
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
Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
London, on 16th & 24th March 2009.

Bonus material:
Illustrated synopsis.
Cast gallery.
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.
‘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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