Tchaikovsky : LAC (after Swan Lake)

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A furious and moving reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky‘s Swan Lake by Jean-Christophe Maillot and Jean Rouaud (Prix Goncourt 1990), reviving all the topicality and relevance of this fantastic drama that never ceases to haunt us

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Tchaikovsky : LAC

A furious and moving reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake by Jean-Christophe Maillot and Jean Rouaud (Prix Goncourt 1990), reviving all the topicality and relevance of this fantastic drama that never ceases to haunt us…

Jean-Christophe Maillot has re-worked Swan Lake with the writer Jean Rouaud (1990 Prix Goncourt winner) to bring a new drama to this pillar of the classic repertoire. This new adaptation, filmed in a special studio-setting at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, brings a modern-day relevance to the timeless story of Siegfried and Odette.

Designed by leading visual artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest, with costumes by Philippe Guillotel, and performed to a specially conceived and mastered soundtrack of Tchaikovsky’s score performed by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, directed by Leonard Slatkin, the production has been hailed as ‘outstanding’ (Le Figaro), while the Jerusalem Post asserted ‘Swan Lake will never be the same after the tempestous LAC’.

This film of LAC won the top award at the 2103 Golden Prague, as ‘Best Performing Arts Program’, where it was described as ‘A ravishing stage production offering the spectator a thrilling interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece through contemporary dance.’


Tchaikovsky : LAC [DVD & Blu-ray]

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto : Jean-Christophe Maillot and Jean Rouaud
after Swan Lake

Her Majesty The Night : Bernice Coppieters
The White Swan
: Anja Behrend
Le Cygne Noir
: April Ball
The Prince
: Stephan Bourgond
The King
: Alvaro Prieto
The Queen
: Mimoza Koike
The Prince’s Confident
: Jeroen Verbruggen
The Archangel of Darkness 1
: Asier Uriagereka
The Archangel of Darkness 2
: Asier Edeso
The Five Candidates / The Conceited Woman
: Simone Webster
The Indifferent Pretender
 : Gaëlle Riou
The Libertine 1
: Anjara Ballesteros
The Libertine 2
: Noelani Pantastico
The Insatiable Woman
: Maude Sabourin

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin

Conception and choreography : Jean-Christophe Maillot

Set design : Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Lighting design : Samuel Thery, Jean-Christophe Maillot
Costume design : Philippe Guillotel


“Swan Lake has never cast such a chill.” – SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

“For those who love motion in dance, what a delight… the ballet is outstanding – one of those rewrites that dance needs, which innovates and entertains without turning its back on the story… Jean-Christophe Maillot has succeeded in the difficult challenge of reshaping this diamond without removing any of its brightness or its essence.” – LE FIGARO

“A major production, a work where the modern and traditional are combined in a timeless meeting. Here, quality is all-important, and it shows in every movement.” – ABC

Technical informations

HD recording : Grimaldi Forum Monaco | 2013
TV direction : Denis Caïozzi
Release date
: 1st October 2014
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

Reference : OA1148D
Barcode : 809478011484
Running time : 93 min.
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Region code : 0

Reference : OABD7154D
Barcode : 809478071549
Running time : 93 min.
Image : Color, 16/9, Full HD
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
Region code : A, B, C

About Opus Arte

Founded as a production company by Hans Petri in 1999, Opus Arte released its first DVD in 2001. From the outset, the label has been releasing recordings from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, one of the closest and longest-standing relationships they have had. So much so that in 2007 the ROH acquired Opus Arte, which in turn became their in-house DVD label. In 2018 the label joined the Naxos family, although its continues to work very closely with the ROH and maintains its base of operations at the Royal Opera House in London.

Opus Arte now boasts a catalogue of over 800 programmes, including recordings in 4K, 3-D and Dolby ATMOS, and was one of the first labels to release high definition content on Blu-ray. They proudly associate with many of the world’s finest arts organisations, which aside from the Royal Opera House includes Glyndebourne, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Teatro Real, Bayreuth, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

As of 2024, Naxos, Opus Arte and Bel Air Classiques have agreed to pull their resources together to further highlight their shared values of artistic excellence, innovation and transmission.

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