Ballet in HD is a new series showcasing 5 classic ballet performances from renowned venues like the Opera de Paris and the Vienna State Opera, and featuring the world’s greatest artists, including Rudolf Nureyev, Dame Margot Fonteyn and many others!
For a limited time, dance lovers can experience this landmark performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, captured live in 1966 from the Vienna State Opera, starring dance legends Rudolf Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn. This never-before-seen high definition restoration of this historic ballet, choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev and conducted by John Lanchbery with the Wiener Symphoniker orchestra, brings all of the artistry of this incredible duo to life on the big screen, just as it deserves. Nureyev and Fonteyn revolutionized the world of ballet by crossing the borders between classical ballet and modern dance. Hailed as the greatest ballet partnership of all time, Nureyev once said that they danced with “one body and one soul”. (Total running time: 107 mins., Not Rated) Digital