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Swan Lake
About the performance

Swan Lake, the first Tchaikovsky’s ballet, was commissioned by the Bolshoi Theatre. Here, on the 20th of February (old style) 1877 the world premiere in the staging by Julius Wenzel Reisinger took place, and already in 1880, the next approach to stage it was made by Joseph Hansen.

However, the real and uninterrupted stage life of the score, that led Swan Lake into the circle of masterpieces, started in St Petersburg, just after the composer died prematurely. On the 17th of February 1894, as part of a memorial production In the memory of P.I. Tchaikovsky, which was organised by the directorate of the Imperial Theatres, the second act in the choreography by L. Ivanov was performed.

Premiered on March 2, 2001.

Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich after scenario by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser

Scenes in choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky used

Set and Costume Designer
Simon Virsaladze
Lighting Designer
Mikhail Sokolov
Scene:
Historic Stage
Auditorium
Run time:
2 hours 40 minutes
Vladislav Lantratov as Prince Siegfried.

Photo by Elena Fetisova.

Artemy Belyakov as Prince Siegfried.

Photo by Mikhail Logvinov.

Semyon Chudin as Prince Siegfried, Antonina Chapkina and Anastasia Denisova as Friends to prince.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Eleonora Sevenard as Friend to prince.

Photo by Elena Fetisova.

Elizaveta Kokoreva as Friend to prince.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

Alexei Putintsev as A Fool.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

Yulia Grebenshchikova as Hungarian Bride.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Yulia Skvortsova as Russian Bride.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Anna Tikhomirova as Spanish Bride.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Daria Khokhlova as Neapolitan Bride.

Photo by Natalia Voronova.

Alexandra Trikoz as Spanish Bride.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Cast
18 December
2022

Sunday, 14:00

17 December
2022

Saturday, 19:00

17 December
2022

Saturday, 12:00

16 December
2022

Friday, 19:00

22 September
2022

Thursday, 19:00

21 September
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

20 September
2022

Tuesday, 19:00

08 June
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

29 May
2022

Sunday, 19:00

28 May
2022

Saturday, 19:00

28 May
2022

Saturday, 12:00

27 May
2022

Friday, 19:00

24 April
2022

Sunday, 14:00

27 March
2022

Sunday, 14:00

26 March
2022

Saturday, 19:00

26 March
2022

Saturday, 12:00

18 January
2022

Tuesday, 19:00

16 January
2022

Sunday, 19:00

15 January
2022

Saturday, 19:00

14 January
2022

Friday, 19:00

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Synopsis

Act I

Scene 1

In an old German castle, the birthday of Prince Siegfried is being celebrated; today he comes of age. He is congratulated by his mother, the Princess Mother, friends and courtiers. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight. From this day on a sense of duty, valor willbe the guiding principles in his life.

The last toasts are pronounced in his honor, young girls, his contemporaries, try to attract his attention, but Siegfried is overcome by emotions of a different order. He dreams of a pure, ideal love. The festivities draw to an end, the guests depart, leaving the prince alone with his thoughts in the gathering dusk. Night falls. Siegfried is conscious of the presence of a shadow at his side, it is as if some mysterious force is beckoning to him. It is the Evil Genius, or Fate itself, who has come to reveal some perturbing secrets to the Prince. Submitting to the powerful pull of his invisible companion’s presence and fullof anxious foreboding, Siegfried succumbs to the ideal world of his dreams...

Schedule and tickets
Date
Tickets
Price
Time
16 December
Friday
0
0
19:00
17 December
Saturday
0
0
12:00
17 December
Saturday
0
0
19:00
18 December
Sunday
0
0
14:00
General partner of the Bolshoi Theater — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theater — GUM