Swan Lake

It is the one ballet that everyone knows, has heard of or seen, and it is one of the loveliest and most frequently performed works in the ballet literature. No other ballet is capable of conjuring up such intensive images, dreams and yearnings simply at the mention of its name as Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Rudolf Nureyev created a new version of it in 1964 for the Vienna State Opera; it helped the dancer and choreographer, then 26 years old, to achieve international fame and also projected the Vienna State Ballet onto the world stage, where it was to become one of the company's greatest successes. To mark the 50th anniversary of this ballet, the Vienna State Opera is now reviving it with new sets and costumes designed by Julia Spinatelli – "a fantastic evening, a treat for the eyes and the ears" (APA).

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Title: Swan Lake
Conductor: Alexander Ingram
Staged By: Rudolf Nureyev
Soloist: Vladimir Shishov, Olga Esina, Eno Peci, Alice Firenze, Kiyoka Hashimoto, Greig Matthews, Masayu Kimoto, Dagmar Kronberger
Set: Luisa Spinatelli
Orchestra: Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev, Marius Petipa, Lew Iwanow
Danced by: Wiener Staatsballett
Video Director: Michael Beyer
Genre: Ballet
Length: 132 minutes
Cat.No.: A04050026