Natasha Oughtred as Odette; photo: Andrew Ross
Belfast Grand Opera House
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Sadler's Wells, London
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Ashton Double bill
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Free pre-performance talks
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Triple bill
The Taming of the Shrew
Variations Triple bill (Birmingham)
Variations Triple bill (tour)
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________________________________________________________________________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.
Look out for our special children's introduction to the ballet, First Steps: a child's Swan Lake in Salford, Birmingham, Plymouth, Cardiff and Southampton. Click here for more information.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
THE DAILY EXPRESS
'One of the world's finest productions of the ballet'
'One of the best Swan Lakes around'
THE DAILY EXPRESS
Approx 2 hours and 46 minutes
ACT I | ACT II | ACT III | ACT IV
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Five balletic backstories
Matthew Lawrence announces his return to Australia
Swan Lake art collection unveiled
Birmingham Royal Ballet at ArtsFest 2012
Swan Lake Casting 2012
Video: Swan Lake rehearsals
Birmingham 2012-13 Season announced
Five love triangles
Five pieces of choreography based on bird movements
Video: Peter Wright's productions of the classics
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Wright; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa
Production Galina Samsova; Peter Wright
Designs Philip Prowse
Lighting Peter Teigen
27 January 1895, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet
27 November 1981, Palace Theatre, Manchester