Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet Cinema Season

Classical Ballets on the Big Screen

Details

Date: Thursday, February 20

Time: 7:00 PM local time

Run Time: 3 hours (approximate) (includes one intermission)

Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.

Special Fathom Features:  Behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet with exclusive cast interviews.

NCM Fathom Events, Mr. Wolf, Arts Alliance Media and the Royal Opera House invite you to experience the timeless tale of good and evil with Tchaikvosky’s Swan Lake when it comes to the big screen in a special one-night event on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00pm (local time) to select cinemas nationwide.

With instantly recognizable music and a timeless story of good versus evil, Swan Lake is the greatest of Romantic ballets. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman he is instantly captivated…but will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Anthony Dowell's romantic interpretation returns the ballet to its 1895 origins by using the choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Dramatic costumes emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics and designs inspired by the work of Carl Fabergé create a magical setting. The twinned role of the pure White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a ballerina's powers, particularly in the two great pas de deux of Acts II and III. Other highlights include the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendor of the royal palace.

 


Photograph: Marianela Nuñez as Odette (Johan Persson) and Odile (Dee Conway); background, Act III (Bill Cooper)

Performers & Credits

Performers

Conductor: Boris Gruzin
Odette/Odile: Zenaida Yanowsky
Prince Siegfried: Nehemiah Kish
Rothbart: Gary Avis
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

 

Credits

Choreography: Marius Petipa
Choreography: Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton
Additional choreography: David Bintley
Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Production: Anthony Dowell
Designs: Yolanda Sonnabend
Lighting design: Mark Henderson
Production research: Roland John Wiley
Staging: Christopher Carr

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Event Dates: 02/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Category: Arts & Entertainment

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