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What's On



By season


Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Autumn 2015

By venue


Belfast Grand Opera House
Birmingham Hippodrome
Durham Gala
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Grand Opera House, York
Hall for Cornwall, Truro
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Sunderland Empire
The Lighthouse, Poole
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Wales Millennium Centre
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

By show


Company Class
Coppélia
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Moving Stateside
North tour spring 2015
Pre-performance talk
South tour spring 2015
Swan Lake
Sylvia
The King Dances / Carmina burana
Variations triple bill (tour)

Swan Lake



The Lowry, Salford 23 - 26 September 2015
Sunderland Empire 22 - 24 October 2015
Theatre Royal Plymouth 27 - 29 October 2015
Belfast Grand Opera House 4 - 7 November 2015
Wales Millennium Centre 11 - 14 November 2015
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 26 - 30 January 2016

A timeless story of good, evil and the all conquering power of love, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is without doubt the most famous of all classical ballets.

In mourning for his father, Prince Siegfried finds solace in hunting in the forest. He comes across a moonlit lake and is astonished to see one of the swans transform into a beautiful Princess. She is Odette, who, under the evil Von Rothbart’s spell, spends her days as a swan, returning to human form as night falls. Only the love of one who has never loved before can save her from this fate, but when the Prince is tricked into declaring himself toVon Rothbart’s daughter Odile,magically disguised as Odette, all hope seems lost.

With its exquisite ensembles, lyrical pas de deux and bravura solos, set to one of the world’s most achingly beautiful scores, it’s essential you secure your seats early.

★★★★★
THE EXPRESS

★★★★
THE STAGE

'One of the best Swan Lakes around'
THE EXPRESS

'A splendid production'
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

'A triumph'
THE GUARDIAN


Performance length


Approx 2 hours and 46 minutes

Storyguide


ACT I  |  ACT II  |  ACT III  |  ACT IV

Reviews


Click here for available Swan Lake reviews.

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Credits


Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Peter Wright; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa
Production Peter Wright; Galina Samsova
Designs Philip Prowse
Lighting Peter Teigen

Sponsored (1981) by the Royal Opera House Trust

World premiere


27 January 1895, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet


27 November 1981, Palace Theatre, Manchester
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