Tchaikovsky-Swan Lake (Letestu, Martinez, Paris Opera Ballet, Pahn)(HD DVD) (2005)

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Agnès Letestu, a feminine and warm Odette, José Martinez, a convincing, pale, vulnerable prince Siegfried, and Karl Paquette, doubling as a dutiful Wolfgang and an equally devious Rothbart, are the stars of this deeply passionate, ‘dream’ version of Swan Lake. Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical ballet, far from being a clichéd stereotype of this celebrated masterpiece, is an exposé of astonishingly powerful and recognisable human emotions. Under the inspired and clear-cut musical direction of Vello Pähn, this production of one of the jewels of the Paris Opéra Ballet’s repertoire brilliantly displays the meticulous precision, technical prowess and pure, unmannered style of the company’s unrivalled female corps de ballet, eliciting an ethereal, intense beauty captured for DVD in High Definition video and superb surround sound.
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$59.95
Starring
Agnès Letestu
José Martinez
Karl Paquette
Directed by
Francois Roussillon
Music
Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Layer
Ballet 2005 141:33 (Case: 145) 1080i 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 1.78:1, NOT 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
Audio dts 2.0 (2304Kb/s), Audio dts 5.0 (2304Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Extras
Menu Animation, Booklet, Gallery-Photo-Cast, Synopsis
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