‘A masterpiece of romanticism’ is how Swan Lake has been described, having earned the title of one of the most important ballets of all time. And next week the Russian Ballet will bring its production of Swan Lake to the island with two shows, one in Nicosia on Friday and one in Limassol the following Sunday.
Based on Tchaikovsky’s grand musical compositions, this famous ballet was first presented at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1877 and is a work of high interpretation requirements, with which the biggest stars of dance took part.
In the central roles of the show, a trademark of the Moscow Ballet, are Bolshoi Theater Soloists Nina Kapsowa as Prima Ballerina and Bolshoi’s top dancer Aleksandr Volchkov. Another 40 dancers are part of the production, while the choreography belongs to L. Ivanov and M. Petipa.
The unparalleled beauty of Swan Lake has managed to conquer the hearts of viewers worldwide, and is considered a contemporary show telling the tender story of Prince Zigfrid and Princess Odette, a benchmark in the global chapter of love plots.
Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet that has enchanted crowds for over 100 years features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form. Only true love can undo the spell but the sorcerer won’t let that happen.
Ballet production by The Russian Ballet. February 15, Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8pm. February 17, Patticheio Municipal Theatre, Limassol. 7pm. Tickets from www.atriamusic.com, www.soldoutticketbox.com, www.pattihio.com.cy