Swan Lake

fantastic ballet in three acts (four scenes) with prologue and epilogue

music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

3 hours 20 minutes
for viewers over 6 years old
The ballet was written in 1876. In this version was staged in Perm in 2015.

It is generally believed that the libretto of Swan Lake a story about princess Odette who is turned into a swan by Von Rothbart the evil sorcerer is based partly on Russian folk tales and partly on a novel by Johann Karl August Musäus, the author of the collection Volksmärchen der Deutschen (German Folk Tales). Either way, the narrative motif of the ballet, which has become the emblem of the Russian academic school of dance, incorporates clear elements of German romanticism: only the love of a prince can dispel evil magic. Alexey Miroshnichenkos Swan Lake retains all of the key features of Petipa/Ivanovs choreography, however he reinterprets the story. Prince Siegfried becomes the central character, whose soul is hunted by the dark genius Von Rothbart, in this interpretation taking on extra powers and whose part will be more dance-based. In artistic terms, this performance is markedly lighter and airier than those preceding: the space is decorated with white stone walls, stained glass windows and chandeliers. The swans tutus are made as per old designs from the late 19th century and are trimmed with real feathers.
Libretto by Alexey Miroshnichenko based on the scenario by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser
Choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Konstantin Sergeyev, Alexey Miroshnichenko edited by Alexey Miroshnihenkor

Musical Director: Teodor Currentzis
Choreographer: Alexey Miroshnichenko
Conductor: Artyom Abashev
Costume Designer: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting Designer: Alexey Khoroshev
Set Designer: Alyona Pikalova

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