Russian National Ballet 

Swan Lake

Friday, 2 November, 2018
Matcham Auditorium, Theatre Royal Wakefield
Swan Lake

Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

After the sell-out performance of The Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to Theatre Royal Wakefield with the most famous ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resemble each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting and when one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Swan Lake is full of mystery and romance and has captured the imagination of generations over the years and it continues to attract worldwide audiences, young and old. A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

‘The scale of this production is lavish in all aspects. The backcloths are elegant and apt to the different settings, with the celebration ball set against a glitteringly opulent ballroom interior’
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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.