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Encore Screening

From The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake

BBFC rating: 12A
Sunday   17th June|2pm

From The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake

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
Production Liam Scarlett
Designer John Macfarlane
Lighting designer David Finn
Conductor Koen Kessels
Odette/Odile Marianela Nuñez
Prince Siegfried Vadim Muntagirov
Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House




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