Swan Lake (Cert 12A) ROH Live Ballet

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Running Time: 3hrs. Rating: 12A.
Language: English. Genre: Ballet

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BALLET IN FOUR ACTS

THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET, WITH ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE.

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Balletsince 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY: MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY: LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC: PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY