Piotr Čaikovskij


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Ballet in 2 acts

Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev
Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Designer Vyacheslav Okunev (Russia)
Staging consultants Liubov Kunakova, Ninella Kurgapkina,
Liudmila Kovaliova, Henrieta Melnikova (Russia)

Premiere: 31 December 2004

It is for a century now that 'Swan Lake", this classical model of Russian ballet, has enjoyed legendary popularity on the repertoire lists of the world's lyric theatres. Hardly a ballet company exists whose repertoire does not include a production of "Swan Lake'. Rarely does a ballerina not dream of dancing the stunning swan Odette/ Odile. The immortal theme of Odette the Swan fraught with elegy at times, then radiating a passionate elation of spirits, has become the signature tune of the ballet. A poetical story of romantic love magnificently rendered by the musical genius of Tchaikovsky and talented choreographers Petipa and Ivanov is bound to leave a profound impression in one's heart.

There was hardly a time when Lithuanian Ballet did not have a Tchaikovsky ballet on its repertoire. "Swan Lake' was the first piece by this composer that an emerging Lithuanian Ballet Company put on stage back in 1927, with five more classical interpretations produced subsequently. 

Approx. running time: 2h 35min