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Swan Lake

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What's on


Swan Lake

The Lowry, Salford
23 - 26 September 2015

Sunderland Empire
22 - 24 October 2015

Theatre Royal Plymouth
27 - 29 October 2015

Belfast Grand Opera House
4 - 7 November 2015

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
11 - 14 November 2015

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
26 - 30 January 2016

Click here for full diary of performances of Swan Lake and links for how to book.

Other show diaries


Company Class
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
North tour spring 2015
Pre-performance talk
South tour spring 2015
Sylvia
The King Dances / Carmina burana
Variations triple bill (tour)

Full performance diary


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Swan Lake

Ballet's greatest love story returns in Birmingham Royal Ballet's lavish production. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, powerfully illuminated by Tchaikovsky's legendary score, has bewitched viewers for generations.

By a moonlit lake, a grieving prince witnesses the transformation of a swan into a beautiful princess. Compelled by an evil spell to spend her days in the form of a bird, she can only be saved by the power of love.

Filled with exquisite ensembles, lyrical pas de deux, and bravura solos, this Swan Lake is atmospheric, romantic, and beautiful - an unforgettable experience.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


THE DAILY EXPRESS

'One of the world's finest productions of the ballet'
THE OBSERVER

'A triumph'
THE GUARDIAN

'One of the best Swan Lakes around'
THE DAILY EXPRESS

Performance length


Approx 2 hours and 46 minutes

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Storyguide


ACT I  |  ACT II  |  ACT III  |  ACT IV

Credits


Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Wright; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa
Production Peter Wright; Galina Samsova
Designs Philip Prowse
Lighting Peter Teigen


World premiere


27 January 1895, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet


27 November 1981, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Reviews


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