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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. Derek Deane's critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake caused a sensation at its premiere in 1997 and has since been enjoyed by over 350,000 people, captivating audiences worldwide. You can now experience the beauty and intimacy of this unrivalled spectacle as the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into a magical lake for this spectacular fully staged 'in the round' production. From the lakeside seats to the top of the Hall, witness English National Ballet's magnificent company of over 120 performers. Tchaikovsky's wonderful score features some of the most beautiful music in the classical ballet repertoire. With a dramatic story line and spectacular sets and costumes, this romantic ballet will entertain and captivate you. Running time: 3hrs including a pause after Act 1, and 2 intervals of 20mins

Performers Polina Semionova, Vadim Muntagirov, Daria Klimentova, Erina Takahashi, Dmitri Gruzdyev, Elena Glurdjidze, Arionel Vargas, Begona Cao, Esteban Berlanga.
Music Tchaikovsky. Producer Raymond Gubbay. Company English National Ballet. Design Peter Farmer. Lighting Howard Harrison. Choreographer Derek Deane.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T1922246500. Details of all Swan Lake archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S962

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