A romantic setting, magnificent choreography and an unforgettable fairy-tale story of doomed love combine to make Swan Lake the ultimate classical ballet, acclaimed by audiences worldwide. At a secluded lake near the royal palace, Prince Siegfried discovers Odette, a beautiful girl transformed into a swan by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. The spell can only be broken when a man pledges his eternal love and Siegfried, instantly enraptured vows to release Odette from her captivity. However, at the prince’s birthday ball, Von Rothbart tricks Siegfried into swearing his love for the sorcerer’s daughter Odile, disguised as the mirror-image of Odette. Too late, the prince sees a vision of his real beloved; though he rushes to find Odette by the lakeside, he knows that only the lovers’ death can lift the curse and unite them for all time.
The virtuous double role of Odette/Odile, Tchaikovsky’s powerful score and one of the greatest pas de deux in the whole ballet repertoire all unite to make Swan Lake an unmissable experience.
With over 40 dancers on stage, this sumptuous production by the Stars of the Bolshoi Theatre and the Moscow State Ballet captures all the beauty and drama of the ultimate romantic ballet, a timeless classic that appeals to any generation.