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

Le Lac des cygnes

Production de 1984 - Rudolf Noureev

  • Conductor

    Vello Pähn

  • Music

    Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski

  • Libretto

    Vladimir Begichev

  • Libretto

    Vassili Geltser

  • Choreography

    Rudolf Noureev
    After Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov

  • Set design

    Ezio Frigerio

  • Costume design

    Franca Squarciapino

  • Lighting design

    Vinicio Cheli

It is hard to believe that Piotr Illytch Tchaikovsky’s first ballet, Swan Lake, composed in 1877 for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, was a failure, given the melodic force of his score. It was only twenty years later, when Tchaikovsky was already dead, that this ballet was revived on stage with a choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanon. Almost a century later, Rudolf Nureyev reshuffled the cards with his own choreographic reading of the impossible love affair between Prince Siegfried and Odette, the young woman transformed into a swan by the sorcerer, Rothbart. In his 1984 version for the Paris Opera Ballet, he gives greater psychological depth to the prince, torn between his duty and his dreams, and illuminates Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with profound hopelessness.

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

Le Lac des cygnes

Production de 1984 - Rudolf Noureev

  • 13:00


  • 14:30

    First part

  • 16:15

    Second part

  • 17:25

    End of the performance

Le Lac des cygnes (saison 18/19)- Acte 3

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