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Swan Lake

Runtime
2hrs 43mins
Directed by
Aurélie Dupont
Featuring
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet

Showtimes

Sun 3/10
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In Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky took up the legend of the immaculate bird to create some of the most beautiful music ever written for ballet.

The choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov left their distinguished mark on this story of an impossible love between an earthly prince and a bird‑princess, refashioning the myth of the swan‑dancer, the ultimate ballerina. When creating his version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev chose to give it a Freudian dimension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream through a sense of profound hopelessness.

Artistic team

Ballet in four acts

Music / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Libretto / Vladimir Begichev, Vassili Geltser

Choreography / Rudolf Nureyev

After Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov

Sets / Ezio Frigerio

Costumes / Franca Squarciapino

Lighting design / Vinicio Cheli

Paris Opera Orchestra

Conductor / Valery Ovsyanikov

Presented by Aurélie Dupont Director of Dance at the Paris Opera

Cast

Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet

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