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

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
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 26 - 30 January 2016

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.

In mourning for his father, Prince Siegfried finds solace in hunting in the forest. He comes across a moonlit lake and is astonished to see one of the swans transform into a beautiful Princess. She is Odette, who, under the evil Von Rothbart’s spell, spends her days as a swan, returning to human form as night falls. Only the love of one who has never loved before can save her from this fate, but when the Prince is tricked into declaring himself toVon Rothbart’s daughter Odile,magically disguised as Odette, all hope seems lost.

With its exquisite ensembles, lyrical pas de deux and bravura solos, set to one of the world’s most achingly beautiful scores, it’s essential you secure your seats early.



'One of the best Swan Lakes around'

'A splendid production'

'A triumph'

Performance length

Approx 2 hours and 46 minutes




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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

World premiere

27 January 1895, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet

27 November 1981, Palace Theatre, Manchester
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