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Swan Lake [Blu-ray]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Thiago Soares, Marianela Nuez, Christopher Saunders
  • Directors: Ross MacGibbon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Opus Arte
  • DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KLGLVE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,928 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares, and Christopher Saunders star in this Royal Ballet production of the Tchaikovsky ballet conducted by Valery Ovsyanikov, with designs by Yolanda Sonnabend.

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3.8 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 7, 2012
This 2009 recording of Anthony Dowell's production of Swan Lake is set in the time of Imperial Russia and thus differs in period from many other productions.

The costuming and stage settings created in order to achieve this period are suitably lavish and, to my mind, sumptuously convincing. This observation is only relevant to the external and internal palace scenes of acts 1 and 3 of course. In these scenes the female corps de ballet costumes are especially pretty and flattering and the autumnal range of colours chosen for the whole corps de ballet I find very pleasing to the eye.

By contrast the lakeside scenes of acts 2 and 4 are cool and dark. The corps de ballet swans, on the other hand, wear `feathery' dress costumes rather than the commonly worn tutus. These, to my mind, enhance the femininity and grace of the dancers and seem to be very suitable as regards creating a swan-like effect. The Swan Queen, by being the only one wearing a tutu is thus emphasised in her role. All of this is, of course, a matter of taste and many would prefer to see the whole corps de ballet swans wearing tutus too.

The palace setting in act 3 returns to the sumptuous setting of the first act which I find to be completely in character within this production's concept of Imperial Russia. The dancing of the characteristic dances is of a consistently high standard and I find the different choreography to be both interesting and appropriate. The role of Odile is beguilingly danced by Nunez and it is easy to see why the prince should be deceived. The deception is spectacularly unmasked at the end of the act complete with lighting and smoke effects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Wolf on August 27, 2014
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For its 2009 production of Swan Lake, the Royal Ballet and producer Anthony Dowell pulled out all the stops. They should have left a couple pushed in.

Spectacular staging exploits Blu-ray's capabilities with demonstration quality. Costumes and sets sparkle, special effects bedazzle, the orchestra sounds tremendous. Camera work is exemplary. Among my hundreds of Blu-rays, this is one of three or four I'd pick to show someone what the fuss is all about.

The dancing? Impeccable throughout. The corps de ballet adds to its world-class reputation. The husband-wife team of Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares cannot be faulted. If Nuñez lacks the long arms and legs of Svetlana Zakharova and Polina Semionova, her Odette is nevertheless ravishing, her Odile an agent of evil who relishes her assignment.

What's wrong, then, with this Swan Lake? It's not that the action has been moved forward from medieval Germany into Tchaikovsky's own 19th century Russia. That works and opens for designers and viewers a world of color not offered, for example, by the Gothic tones of the Royal Swedish Ballet's Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake more "authentic" version.

It's not simply that the "white" acts are dimmer than usual or that the swans are decked in knee-length, feathery skirts instead of traditional tutus.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julia on October 7, 2010
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I usually prefer the Mariinsky version of this ballet, but I was quite moved by this production. I thought that Thiago Soares and Marianela Nunez had good chemistry together. I loved Marianela's interpretation of Odette/Odile. Her Odette is warm and human and her Odile is seductive and mean. Her fouttees were beautiful!! I thought Thiago interpreted a young man in love very well, you could believe him all through out the production. The rest of the company danced well, I liked the opening pas de trois especially. I also liked the use of music from the Mariinsky version into the 4th act. It's a nice change from the usual music there.
The one thing I did not like was the scenery for the lakeside scenes. Where was the lake? It was just an odd choice of scenery. That's just a small thorn in the overall production. The chemistry of the leads and their dancing (and that of the rest of the company) more than makes up for that one fault.
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Great and beautiful performance! The audio quality are gorgeous DTS HD MASTER real quality, the picture quality and the colors are great too. You will no regret!
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Charlie on August 16, 2010
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Had I seen a production like this early on, I might never have gone to another ballet.
The corps de ballet dancing is sloppy and out of sync, sapping the impact of the ballet,
the soloist performances tend toward the self indulgent, and some of the production values are over done,
and some of the costumes laughable. Avoid this over-priced recording.
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