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Swan Lake at the Belfast Grand Opera House
14 January 2008
Birmingham Royal Ballet will present its spectacular production of 'Swan Lake' at Grand Opera House, Belfast from Wednesday 6 - Saturday 9 February 2008.
Sir Peter Wright and Galina Samsovaís majestic production of 'Swan Lake' tells the story of the young Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for the enchanted swan princess, Odette. Whilst out hunting, Prince Siegfried witnesses a swan change into a beautiful Princess. She is Odette, who, under the evil Von Rothbartís spell, spends her days as a swan, returning to human form as night falls. Only the love of someone who has never loved before has the power to break the evil spell.
Accompanied by one of the loveliest Tchaikovsky scores, the ballet has the power to transport one through an enchanted landscape, across dark fields and forbidding forests to a moonlit lake where, every night, a magical transformation takes place.
This production of the much-loved classic, with sumptuous designs by Philip Prowse, was first performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1981 and has since successfully toured extensively throughout the UK and overseas. The performances at the Grand Opera House are the first given in Belfast by Birmingham Royal Ballet in its current guise, however audiences may remember performances by Sadlerís Wells Royal Ballet some decades ago.
For further press information please contact:
Simon Harper, Media and PR Manager, on 0121 245 3562; Email: SimonHarper@brb.org.uk
or Claire Lishman, Media and PR Officer, on 0121 245 3549 Email: ClaireLishman@brb.org.uk
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