Swan Lake Ballet Tchaikovsky Act 1 part 1
  • Classical music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Academical Orchestra St. Petersburg Conductur : W. Fedotov Choreography: Marius Petipa/Leonid Ivanov Ballet of the Kirov Theatre St. Petersburg Odette/Odile : Yelena Yevteyeva Siegfried : John Markovsky Rothbart : Makhmud Esambayev The Fool : Valery Panov The Prince´s Mother : Alla Kabarova Servant : Viktor Ryazanov Historical Recording from 1968 Screen Adaption : Konstantin Sergeyev Director : Appollinary Dudko The four-act ballet Swan Lake,based on a German fairy tale and with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,was first produced in Moscow in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre with a choreography by Julius Reisinger and was a total failure.After Tchaikovsky´s death in 1893,a memorial to the composer presented the second act,succesfully recoreographed by Lev Ivanov.In 1895 a completely new version of the ballet,choreographed by Ivanov and Marius Petipa was staged at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and this time the ballet received the appreciation that it had rightfully deserved.The new choreography fulfilled the expectations of the Russian public as it added an element of "pressure" to the copmosition. This recording presents a "classical" staging of the ballet from 1968 which based on the Ivanov/Petipa choreography.This Russian screen version of Swan Lake is a colourful and magnificent version of one of the ballet classics of all time,performed by the world.famous Kirov ensemble.

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