Illusions like Swan Lake

1 DVD - Bel Air Classiques BAC106
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Hamburg Ballet, Vello Pähn [conductor]
original title: Tchaikovsky: Illusions, Swan Lake
collection: BEL AIR CLASSIQUE

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  • The King: JIRIÍ BUBENÍCEK
    The Shadow: CARSTEN JUNG
    Natalia: ELIZABETH LOSCAVIO
    Odette: ANNA POLIKARPOVA
    Claire: SILVIA AZZONI
    Alexander: ALEXANDRE RIABKO
    The Queen Mother: ANNA GRABKA
    Prince Leopold: LLOYD RIGGINS
    Siegfried: JACEK BRES
    Speaker: PETER DINGLE

    Choreographer, Director: JOHN NEUMEIER
    Stage design & costumes: JÜRGEN ROSE
    Recording: Hamburg State Opera, 05 & 06/2001

    Created in 1976 by John Neumeier for the Hamburg Ballet 'Illusions like Swan Lake' transposes the magic of Petipa and Ivanov ballet in the castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria. This sensitive king, obsessed by the swan symbol, drowned himself in the lake of Berg Castle.
    Following this background, the American choreographer created relevant links between Prince Siegfried from the ballet, Louis II and Tchaikovsky. As a tormented man, the composer was also fleeing reality. and the ballet describes withdrawal that relentlessly leads to madness.
    Soloist Jirí Bubenícek stars as the King with Anna Polikarpova as Odette, Elizabeth Loscavio as Natalia and the Corps de Ballet of the Hamburg Ballet.
    Unavailable on video for many years this edition was filmed by John Neumeier. It contains interviews and a personal off-commentary of the ballet by the choreographer.
  • Hamburg Ballet
    Vello Pähn [conductor]


  • 1 DVD - 2h 51mn 0s
    upc/ean. 3760115301061
    ref. BAC106
    release date. 2014-11-24