“Swan Lake” by Peter Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Rudolf Nurejew, conducted by John Lanchbery. With Rudolf Nurejew, Margot Fonteyn, Corps de ballet and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. Perhaps the most popular ballet in the world, Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" has been given a compelling new interpretation by Rudolf Nureyev. The Russian dancer, a towering figure in 20th-century ballet, placed greater emphasis on the character of Prince Siegfried. First produced in Vienna in 1964, Nureyev's choreography has been hailed as one of the most fascinating ever. Nureyev and his partner Dame Margot Fonteyn perfectly embodied the noble and more volatile style of classical ballet performance featured here.