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Royal Opera House: Swan Lake (Mariinsky Ballet) 1–14 August 2014

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Swan Lake

The Mariinsky dances Konstantin Sergeyev’s classic production of Tchaikovsky’s  masterpiece.

Swan Lake which is one of the best loved of all classical ballets had a inauspicious start when its 1877 premiere  was considered  a bit of a disaster.

By 1895 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.

Running times

Act One will last for about 1 hour 10 minutes, followed by a 25 minute interval. Act Two will last for about 40 minutes followed by a 20 minute interval. Act Three will last for about 20 minutes.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Royal Opera House website here

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