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The Resource Swan Lake, Opéra national de Paris, François Roussillon et associés ; Tchaikovsky ; Rudolf Nureyev, choreography, stage director ; François Roussillon, director

Swan Lake, Opéra national de Paris, François Roussillon et associés ; Tchaikovsky ; Rudolf Nureyev, choreography, stage director ; François Roussillon, director

Label
Swan Lake
Title
Swan Lake
Statement of responsibility
Opéra national de Paris, François Roussillon et associés ; Tchaikovsky ; Rudolf Nureyev, choreography, stage director ; François Roussillon, director
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Summary
Rudolf Nureyev's personal vision of one of the world's most popular ballets: Swan Lake, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. Swan Lake is the vision of a poet: the beloved belongs to another world, the young woman/swan rendered inaccessible by virtue of her condition. Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov gave form to this fantasy in 1895, using the poignant score that Tchaikovsky had composed in 1877. In the "Freudian" version that Rudolf Nureyev staged for the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1984, the Prince Siegfried refuses the realities of power and marriage that his mother and tutor seek to impose upon him. He takes refuge in the imaginary, a vision of a magical lake that offers an idealized love that he is incapable of sustaining. In this production for the Paris Opéra, Nureyev remained faithful to the Petipa/Ivanov version, doing away with the character of the Jester (added in 1920, by Alexander Gorsky), and reintroducing the tutor Wolfgang -- an authoritative and important influence on the prince -- to Act I. It is Siegried's feverish imagination that transforms the tutor, in the following acts, into the malevolent Rothbart, a diabolical manipulator of bodies and souls. An equivocal, double-faced character, he symbolises a spirit of destruction that opposes the hero's idealism. "For me, Swan Lake is one long daydream seen through the eyes of prince Siegfried. Reared on romantic reading, his desire for infinity has been fired and he refuses the reality of the power and the forced marriage marriage imposed by his tutor and his mother. To escape from the dreary destiny that is being prepared for him, he brings the vision of the lake, this "elsewhere" for which he yearns, into his life. An idealized love is born in his mind, along with the prohibition that it represents. (The white swan is the untouchable woman, the black swan the reverse mirror image, just as the evil Rothbart is a corrupt substitute for Wolfgang, the tutor). And so when the dream fades away, the sanity of the prince does not know how to survive." Rudolf Nureyev, Propos recueillis (1984) "The Prince, a type of Hamlet, rearranged by Pouchkine and who would like ... not to be" Horst Koegler
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FRMTV
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videorecording
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Swan lake (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
LC call number
GV1790.S89
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Agnès Letestu (Odette, Odile) ; José Martinez (Siegfried) ; Karl Paquette (Wolfgang, Rothbart) ; Muriel Hallé (The Queen) ; dancers of Opéra national de Paris ; Paris Opera Orchestra ; Vello Pähn, conductor
Place of event
Opéra Bastille, Paris, France
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  • 1938-1993
  • 1969-
  • 1840-1893
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  • Nureyev, Rudolf
  • Roussillon, François
  • Letestu, Agnès
  • Martínez, José
  • Paquette, Karl
  • Halle, Muriel
  • Pähn, Vello
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
  • Opéra de Paris
  • Opéra de Paris
  • Opéra national de Paris
  • François Roussillon et associés
Runtime
142
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Ballets
Technique
live action
Label
Swan Lake, Opéra national de Paris, François Roussillon et associés ; Tchaikovsky ; Rudolf Nureyev, choreography, stage director ; François Roussillon, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/swan-lake-rudolf-nureyev-jose-martinez-agnes-letestu-opera-national-de-paris
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Ballet
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 21 min., 29 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
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sound, color
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unknown
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1823
System control number
  • ocn956369553
  • (OCoLC)956369553
Video recording format
other
Label
Swan Lake, Opéra national de Paris, François Roussillon et associés ; Tchaikovsky ; Rudolf Nureyev, choreography, stage director ; François Roussillon, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/swan-lake-rudolf-nureyev-jose-martinez-agnes-letestu-opera-national-de-paris
Publication
Copyright
Note
Ballet
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 21 min., 29 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1823
System control number
  • ocn956369553
  • (OCoLC)956369553
Video recording format
other

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