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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake

St Petersburg Ballet’s Swan Lake swims back into West End

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 16 March 2018

The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will make an eagerly-awaited return to the London Coliseum this summer, with their full-length classic production of Swan Lake.

Playing from Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 August, the Ballet Theatre’s production of the classic love story will be led by prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova.

Arguably the world’s most loved ballet, Swan Lake tells the timeless tale of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will perform this balletic masterpiece as it was meant to be seen, boasting gorgeous traditionally painted backdrops, Tchaikovsky’s moving score, a full-sized orchestra and critically acclaimed dancers performing the full-length production for London audiences.

Swan Lake at London Coliseum

Founded in 1994, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers but also for its stunning full-length productions. Led by prima ballerina Kolesnikova, the company travels internationally performing classical masterpieces from its repertoire including Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

Kolesnikova will be joined on stage by an array of guest starts from the world’s leading ballet companies including principal dancer Denis Rodkin, from the Bolshoi Ballet. Additional guest stars will be announced in due course.

The tour’s producer, Andrew Guild said, “Gorgeous Tchaikovsky music, magnificent sets and costumes, superb Russian classical dancers and brilliant guest stars. I urge every ballet lover not to miss it. See it once, remember it forever.”

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