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Swan Lake

Hungarian State OperaAndrássy út 22, Budapest, Central Hungary, 1061, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Saturday 18 March 202318:00
Sunday 19 March 202318:00
Tuesday 21 March 202318:00
Thursday 23 March 202318:00
Friday 24 March 202318:00
Saturday 25 March 202318:00
Sunday 26 March 202311:00
Wednesday 29 March 202318:00
Thursday 30 March 202318:00
Friday 31 March 202318:00
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Programme
Swan LakeMusic: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
Choreography: Marius Petipa (Original), Lev Ivanov (Original), Rudi van Dantzig (Revised)
Performers
Hungarian National Ballet
David ColemanConductor
Toer van SchaykSet Designer, Costume Designer
Jan HofstraLighting Designer

Tchaikovsky’s first ballet is the most beloved classical piece in ballet literature: while the hardships of love between a prince forced into marriage and a maiden enchanted into the form of a swan is one of the most charming Russian romantic fairy tales, the piece nevertheless failed at its original premiere in 1877. The choreographers creating the premiere were simply not equal to Tchaikovsky’s genius. It was Marius Petipa's and Lev Ivanov's choreography that brought fame for the piece and established a tradition, and most companies to this day still dance the piece following this blueprint. Rudi van Dantzig and Toer van Schayk revised this classic creative work in 1988.

The same female ballet dancer portrays both Odette – the pure, innocent white swan– and Odile – the seductive, manipulative black swan in the Hungarian National Ballet’s production.

Subscriptions on sale until 30 June 2022; tickets on sale from 4 July 2022

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