Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake
  • 2015
  • UK

The all-time epic Romantic ballet, with Tchaikovsky's iconic score, is presented on stage at the Royal Opera House.

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Live from the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden.

Anthony Dowell's production of the greatest romantic ballet draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans whilst out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is instantly captivated and determines to break the spell that holds her captive. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of the curse, disguises his daughter as Odette. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for her, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever. Siegfried and Odette drown themselves and are united in death.

Running time: 3 hours (including 2 intervals)

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