Swan Lake

United Kingdom, 1966

Film
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Tchaikovsky wrote “Swan Lake” as a commission from the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre in 1875. The full ballet was not produced however, until 1895, after the composer’s death. It captivated audiences then, as it has done ever since, becoming the best loved ballet. This production by the Royal Ballet is descended almost directly from the original St. Petersburg production, with the addition of choreography by Ninette de Valois, Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Frederick Ashton. Performed by Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell in the leading roles at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden. There is a brief introduction to the history of the ballet.

Credits

producer

Francis Coleman

production company

Ceidrik Heward

Duration

02:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1966

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35697

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Music & Performing Arts → Ballets - Film and video adaptations

Music & Performing Arts → Royal Ballet (Great Britain)

Performance

Performance → Ballet - Performance

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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