The Mariinsky (Kirov Ballet) Theatre
The Swan Lake
From its premiere in 1895 this show has been recognized as the top performance of the Russian ballet theatre. The most successful version is that by Riccardo Drigo, a renowned Kapellmeister of Mariinsky theatre, who put together a new piece of art from Tchaikovsky?s music after the death of the great composer.
The love story between Prince Siegfried and Odette, a girl who was transformed by the evil magician Rothbart into the Swan Queen. The power of selfless love destroys the sorcery, the evil is conquered, and the rays of the rising sun bring life, love and happiness.
Theatre address: 1, Teatralnaya Square
Show begins at 7 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours and 55 minutes, 3 acts
Music by P. Tchaikovsky
Libretto by V. Begichev, V. Geltzer
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895)
revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeyev (1950)
Premiered in the theatre in 1895, revived in 1950
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