Royal Opera House: Ballet Live: Swan Lake
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ChoreographyLiam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev IvanovMusic Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyAdditional choreographyFrederick AshtonProduction Liam ScarlettDesigner John MacfarlaneLighting designer David FinnConductor Koen KesselsThis is a LIVE screening from the Royal Opera House at 7.15pm.Approximate running time: about 3 hoursLiam Scarletts glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarletts additional choreography and John Macfarlanes magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovskys first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
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