SWAN LAKE: TCHAIKOVSKY (DVD)
This DVD presents a “classical” staging of the ballet from 1968 which is based on the Ivanov/Petipa choreography. This Russian screen version of Swan Lake is a colourful and magnificent version of one of the ballet classics of all time, performed by the world-famous Kirov ensemble.
Orchestra: Akademisches Orchester St. Petersburg
Conductor: W. Fedotov
Choreography: Marius Petipa / Leonid Ivanov
Ballet of the Kirov Theatre, St. Petersburg
Odette/Odile: Yelena Yevteyeva
Siegfried: John Markovsky
Rothbart: Makhmud Esambayev
The Fool: Valery Panov
The Prince’s Mother: Alla Kabarova
Servant: Viktor Ryazanov
This is an historical recording from 1968 – a screen adaptation for television. Accordingly, there are some limitations to the video and audio quality due to the production techniques used to create this recording.