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A timeless story of good, evil and the all conquering power of love, Tchaikovsky’s Swan
Lake is without doubt the most famous of all classical ballets.
Approx 2 hours and 46 minutes
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ACT I | ACT II | ACT III | ACT IV
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Wright; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa
Production Peter Wright; Galina Samsova
Designs Philip Prowse
Lighting Peter Teigen
Sponsored (1981) by the Royal Opera House Trust
27 January 1895, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet
27 November 1981, Palace Theatre, Manchester
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