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.
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)