Swan Lake with the Russian National Ballet from Moscow, 2019 (Matinee performance)
The most popular of all classic ballets
The most popular of all classic ballets, Swan Lake contains all of the elements for which classical ballet is renowned and continues to bewitch all who see it.
A fairy tale played out against lavish scenography and stunning chorography, and the immortal music of Tchaikovsky. One can rightly say that, with this work, Tchaikovsky has reflected the soul of the Russian people for over one hundred years. Of the music from the ballet, perhaps the most famous and loved by a wider audience is “Dance of the Little Swans”.
The Russian national ballet, from Moscow, is one of the world’s foremost ballet companies. Their success is not a happy accident, but rather is built on their wealth of exceptional dancers, some of whom come from the legendary Bolshoi Ballet. The Russian National Ballet has its own school with over 70 dancers and several experienced, internationally-renowned teachers. With its broad repertoire, The Russian National Ballet has enjoyed global success, including in the United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, China, Italy and Germany.
The story tells of the cursed Swan Princess, who can only be freed from an evil sorcerer’s spell by true love. Prince Siegfried is expected to marry a suitable girl in order to secure his dynastic line. He fails to fall in love with any of the girls considered to be a good match, instead falling for a strange girl named Odette, bewitched by her beauty. Siegfried vows undying love for Odette. The curse on Odette means that she can only take human form for a couple of hours each night. The evil sorcerer sees his chance, sending his own daughter to a costume ball at the palace transformed to look like Odette. The plan succeeds and the beguiled Prince unknowingly breaks his vow. When he realises that he has been duped, Siegfried begs Odette to forgive him, which she does.
DURATION: 2 hours 20 minutes incl. intermission
ORGANIZER: Highlight Concerts & Julius Production AB