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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From5th March 2020
To16th May 2020
WhenMar 5 at 19:00. Mar 6 Mat 12:00. Mar 10,11,12,18,20,25,26,28,31, Appr 1,8,13,15,22,28, May 1,9,16 at 19:30. Mar 22 at 16:00, Mar 28, Apr 13, May 16 at 13:30. Schools; Mat Mar 28 at 13:30
What is currently on at Royal Opera House (V377)

Swan Lake

Swan LakeT1496832583
One of ballet's most famous works with some of its best known music. It is Siegfried's birthday and his mother gives him a crossbow and an ultimatum to get married! After the party and finding himself alone he goes hunting. The evil magician Rothbart (half man half bird) keeps beautiful women as swans on the lake - but by night they resume human form. Siegfried is bewitched by Odette, a Princess and one of the Swans. She explains their plight to Siegfried and says the spell can only be broken by someone who'll love her truly for ever. He swears to do so but Odette returns to being a swan as Rothbart's powers are so strong. Siegfried returns to the palace and his mother presents him with a string of women from whom to chose his bride - Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile disguised as Odette and Siegfried agrees to marry her - only then realising his mistake as Odile reviles him for breaking his vow to Odette. Siegfried returns to the lake and begs Odette to forgive him - then fights Rothbart whom he kills - and the swans are released from the spell.
Music Tchaikovsky

Archive :: production:T1496832583, dance or ballet:S962, venue:V377
Current production:Work

Production details

Check dates available from April19


Producer Royal Ballet
Choreographer Liam Scarlett (after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov)
Choreographer Frederick Ashton (additional choreography)
Choreographer Liam Sccarlett (this production)
Design John Macfarlane
Lighting David Finn

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