- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 5, 2000
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Tchaikovsky's ballet in two acts performed by the London Festival Ballet under the direction of Natalia Makarova, a former ballet star. Under Makarova's guidance, the story is stripped down to the core love story. This simplicity and purity of narrative combined with the stars' dazzling movements and an innovative set design make this production of Swan Lake an entirely original experience.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Evelyn Hart and Peter Schaufuss dance the leading roles in this studio recording of Natalia Makarova's acclaimed production of the much-loved ballet classic. Her innovative interpretation presents the piece as a tale of ideal and eternal love, paring it down to Siegfried and Odette's love for one another. It is lean and fast-paced, with Gunther Schneider-Siemssen's settings employing back projections instead of scenery for changes of locale and mood. All of these elements infuse the entire production with an atmosphere of magic and mystery.