Swan Lake Russian Ballet

Swan Lake is one of the great Tchaikovsky-Petipa ballets. If you think about all those really significant historical collaborations between artists, Tchaikovsky (composer) and Petipa (choreographer) would have to rank at the very top.

One of the best known Ballets

The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales[a] and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger. The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March [O.S. 20 February] 1877[1][2] at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on 15 January 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.

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Video of a Swan Lake Performance

Mariinsky Ballet Principal Dancer Alina Somova

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