From The Royal BalletSwan Lake
From The Royal Ballet
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.
|Choreography||Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov|
|Additional choreography||Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton|
|Music||Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky|
|Lighting designer||David Finn|
|Prince Siegfried||Vadim Muntagirov|
|Orchestra||Orchestra of the Royal Opera House|