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This screening of Swan Lake is no longer planned to go ahead, and we are working to see if we can find an alternative date. We will be in touch with all bookers as quickly as we can with more information.
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Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Choreography Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography Frederick Ashton
Production Liam Scarlett
Designer John Macfarlane
Lighting designer David Finn
Conductor Koen Kessels
Image: Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odile in Swan Lake ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Bill Cooper