Gala / Ballet

Swan Lake - Matinée "Rêve d'enfants"

Opéra Bastille — 11 December 2022

Gala — Ballet

Swan Lake - Matinée "Rêve d'enfants"

11 Dec. 2022

  • 2h55 with 1 intermission
  • Opéra Bastille
  • Festive attire

Swan Lake

Production de 1984 - Rudolf Noureev

  • Conductor

    Vello Pähn

  • Choreography

    Rudolf Noureev

  • Music

    Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski

  • Libretto

    Vladimir Begichev

  • Libretto

    Vassili Geltser

  • Set design

    Ezio Frigerio

  • Costume design

    Franca Squarciapino

  • Lighting design

    Vinicio Cheli

For more than thirty-five years, this family event has been held on the occasion of a performance of the great classic Christmas ballet!

The Opera is decorated for children, and a brunch is served before the show.

Proceeds from this morning make it possible to invite five hundred children from social centers and reception centers to this event and to support the educational program entitled Ten Months of School and Opera from the Paris Opera Academy.


It is hard to believe that Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's first ballet, Swan Lake, created in 1877 for the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, was a failure, as the melodic power of its music is truly striking. It was only twenty years later—Tchaikovsky was no longer alive— that the ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, found its way to the stage About a hundred years later, Rudolf Nureyev offered a new perspective by providing his own choreographic interpretation of this impossible story between Prince Siegfried and Odette, a woman transformed into a swan by the wizard Rothbart. In creating his own version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev was more forgiving with regard to the mental state of the prince, torn between his duty and his dreams, and shed light to the hopeless depths of Tchaikovsky's poetic dream.

Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

Swan Lake

Production de 1984 - Rudolf Noureev

  • Odette / Odile

    Dorothée Gilbert

  • Le Prince Siegfried

    Guillaume Diop

  • Rothbart

    Pablo Legasa

  • Le Pas de trois (1ère variation femme)

    Aubane Philbert

  • Le Pas de trois (2ème variation femme)

    Silvia Saint-Martin

  • Le Pas de trois (homme)

    Antoine Kirscher

  • 4 Grands Cygnes

    Héloïse Bourdon

  • Roxane Stojanov

  • Bianca Scudamore

  • Naïs Duboscq

  • 4 Petits Cygnes

    Marine Ganio

  • Aubane Philbert

  • Caroline Robert

  • Bleuenn Battistoni

  • Czardas soloists

    Jack Gasztowtt

  • Aubane Philbert

  • Spanish dance soloists

    Jérémy-Loup Quer

  • Naïs Duboscq

  • Camille Bon

  • Grégory Dominiak

  • Solistes danse napolitaine

    Andréa Sarri

  • Marine Ganio

  • 13:00


  • 14:30

    First part

  • 16:15

    Second part

  • 17:25

    End of the performance

Le Lac des cygnes (saison 22/23)- Acte2 (Finale)

1 podcast

[EXTRAIT] LE LAC DES CYGNES by Rudolf Noureev (Dorothée Gilbert & Guillaume Diop)

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[EXTRAIT] LE LAC DES CYGNES by Rudolf Noureev - Pas de quatre

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