TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Swan Lake (Vienna State Opera, 1964)


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Swan Lake, Op. 20
Libretto/Text Author: Begitchev, Vladimir
Libretto/Text Author: Geltzer, Vasily
Choreographer: Nureyev, Rudolf
Original Choreographer: Reisinger, Julius

Prince Siegfried: Nureyev, Rudolf

Television Director: Branss, Truck
Set/Stage Designer: Georgiadis, Nicholas
Costume Designer: Georgiadis, Nicholas

Date of Concert: 1964
Venue: Vienna State Opera
Playing Time: 01:52:00
Catalogue Number: A05001704

Perhaps the most popular ballet in the world, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake has been given a compelling new interpretation by Rudolf Nureyev. The Russian dancer, a towering figure in 20th-century ballet, placed greater emphasis on the character of Prince Siegfried. First produced in Vienna in 1964, Nureyev's choreography has been hailed as one of the most fascinating ever. Nureyev and his partner Dame Margot Fonteyn perfectly embodied the noble and more volatile style of classical ballet performance featured here.

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