swanlake

Swan Lake

7.15pm Tuesday 12 June (or as an encore screening shortly thereafter, to be confirmed) *tickets on sale soon

BALLET broadcast LIVE or AS LIVE from the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet with a production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

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.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lakehas become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

Tickets: Full £19   Adult concessions £17   18 & under £10
Running time: Approx. 3 hrs (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 6.45pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.

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