Swan Lake: Mariinsky Ballet

Swan Lake: Mariinsky Ballet

Royal Opera House

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Swan Lake is now one of the best loved of all classical ballets, but on its 1877 premiere it was a disaster. The original choreographers had failed to recognize the brilliant innovations in Tchaikovsky's score – his first for ballet.

By 1895 times had changed and the great Mariinsky classical choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov were able to bring to their choreography an intense lyricism that matched Tchaikovsky's own. Their choreography for the ballet remains popular the world over.

Great Russian dancer and choreographer Konstantin Sergeyev staged Petipa and Ivanov's choreography for the Mariinsky in 1950, and his production is a much loved staple of the company's repertory. Sergeyev brought his acute dramatic understanding of Swan Lake to create a sensitive preservation of the original choreography, in which the Mariinsky's acclaimed corps de ballet is brought to the fore.

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake: When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne's triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. This Christmas the multi award-winning ...
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Press release Swan Lake: Mariinsky Ballet

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake:
When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne's triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm.

This Christmas the multi award-winning hit returns to the theatre where it all began for a strictly limited run.

Now firmly crowned as a modern-day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.

Collecting over 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys, Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage. It has become the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway and enjoyed four hugely successful tours in the UK and thrilled audiences all over the world.

 

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Royal Opera House
Bow Street London
WC2E 9DD London

Latecomers will not be admitted

Evening performances
7pm and 7.30pm

Matinee performances
1.30pm and 2pm

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Directions

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(3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

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