Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Swan Lake returns once again to the stage of the Coliseum – the home of English ballet. But this is no ordinary production of the renowned work; it is being staged by the prestigious Mikhailovsky Theatre Company from St. Petersburg, who hope to recreate the magic of the 1956 Moscow performance of the show for London audiences.
The Company relish in performing Swan Lake, with Tchaikovsky’s glorious work managing to put the performers to the test. As one of the biggest names in Russian ballet and opera, the Mikhailovsky Theatre Company is certain to provide a unique draw to the latest run of a show that is a regular production at the Coliseum.
Swan Lake introduces us to the character of Siegfried, who is about to experience a tale of love and loss on the back of his 21st birthday. His mother has requested that he get married and finding little choice on the matter he eventually wanders alone on a hunting trip, where he spots something that few could imagine – the evil magician Rothbart, who takes on the form of half man and half bird. But he is not the only sight he encounters on the walk, with the nearby lake housing many women that Rothbart has transformed into Swans. Amongst them is Odette, who Siegfried agrees to love in order to break the spell, but it will not be plain sailing to bring these women back to human form.
The show was originally penned by Tchaikovsky in 1876 with Russian folk tales as its inspiration. Decades earlier, Tsar Nicholas I ordered a decree for the Mikhailovsky Theatre Company to be put together and eventually these two events would combine into the current production. Swan Lake itself has been performed on multiple occasions over the years, with the original appearing in 1877 and a well known production in Moscow in 1956 laying the foundations of what audiences will witness this year at the London Coliseum.
Mikhailovsky’s Swan Lake will be a wonderful addition to the 2010 season of London’ Coliseum and is likely to attract numerous fans of the iconic Tchaikovsky ballet. It makes its appearance at the venue from Tuesday 13th July 2010 to Sunday 25th July 2010.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 13th July 2010|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 25th July 2010|
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