Swan Lake (photo: Alice Pennefather courtesy of ROH)

Swan Lake

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With instantly recognizable music and a timeless story of good against evil, Swan Lake is the greatest of Romantic ballets. Anthony Dowell's production draws upon the opulent style of 1890s Russia. Read More >

With instantly recognizable music and a timeless story of good against evil, Swan Lake is the greatest of Romantic ballets. Anthony Dowell’s production draws upon the opulent style of 1890s Russia.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman he is instantly captivated but will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Anthony Dowell’s romantic interpretation returns the ballet to its 1895 origins by using the choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Dramatic costumes emphasise the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics and designs inspired by the work of Carl Fabergé create a magical setting.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/10/2012

Closing Night: 24/11/2012

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Anthony Dowell

Producer - The Royal Ballet

Designer - Yolanda Sonnabend

Choreographer - Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Frederick Ashton & David Bintley

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Music By - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

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