In Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky took up the legend of the immaculate bird to create some of the most beautiful music ever written for ballet. The choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov left their distinguished mark on this story of an impossible love between an earthly prince and a bird princess, refashioning the myth of the swan dancer, the ultimate ballerina. When creating his version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev chose to give it a Freudian dimension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream through a sense of profound hopelessness.
Odette / Odile : Léonore Baulac, Etoile Le Prince Siegfried : Germain Louvet, Etoile Rothbart : François Alu, Premier Danseur Les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris
Set design : Ezio Frigerio Costume design : Franca Squarciapino Lighting design: Vinicio Cheli
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Opéra national de Paris, France 3
Running Time : 175’
Production Year : 2019
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution