Балет "SWAN LAKE"
SWAN LAKE. Ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser
Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on April 15, 2016
Choreographer and Stage Director of the new redaction: Thomas Edur
Thomas Edur’s version is based on Lev Ivanov’s and Marius Petipa’s choreography dating from 1895
Conductors: Vello Pähn, Lauri Sirp, Kaspar Mänd
Designer: Thomas Mika (Germany)
Lighting Designer: Steen Bjarke (Denmark)
As one of the quintessential ballets of all time, “Swan Lake” offers an unforgettable experience of romance, virtuoso dancing and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music. Despite the poor reception of the premiere in 1877, it has become one of the most loved and frequently performed pieces. The technically demanding double role of Odette/Ottilie poses a challenge for any prima ballerina. Although “Swan Lake” has been restaged in many versions throughout the ballet’s history, most companies rely on the 1895 version by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Thomas Edur’s version combines beautiful dance classics with a beloved story of romance, sorcery and the struggle between good and evil.