Swan Lake

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Marianela Nuñez stars in Anthony Dowell's acclaimed production of the greatest Romantic ballet.

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With instantly recognizable music and a timeless story of good against evil, Swan Lake is the greatest of Romantic ballets.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Marianela Nuñez as Odette/Odile and Thiago Soares as Prince Siegfried bring new vitality to a compelling story of tragic romance.

Yolanda Sonnabend's Fabergé-inspired designs evoke a world of Imperial Russia in Anthony Dowell's acclaimed production for The Royal Ballet. The Russian conductor Valeriy Ovsyanikov directs the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Tchaikovsky's lush romantic score.

Royal Ballet's 1987 production of Swan Lake is beautifully danced. 

Daily Telegraph

A visual feast, with a tightly drilled corps de ballet and Yolanda Sonnabend’s luscious and distinctly Russian designs. 

Evening Standard

Anthony Dowell’s production... offers the ultimate classical experience, with the sights and sounds of a proud 19th century tradition running at full throttle. Fancy a romantic tragedy in a tutu? Then this is the ballet for you. 

The Times

 

Swan Lake was staged and filmed live at the Royal Opera House in 2008 and is part of the Royal Opera House Collection. 

Production photography © Dee Conway.

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