Swan Lake - Ballet - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Swan Lake

    Rudolf Nureyev

    Opéra Bastille - from 10 December 2022 to 01 January 2023

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Swan Lake

Opéra Bastille - from 10 December 2022 to 01 January 2023

Swan Lake

Ballet Rudolf Nureyev

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Opéra Bastille - from 10 December 2022 to 01 January 2023

2h55 with 1 interval

  • Opening night : 10 Dec. 2022 at 19:30

About

In few words:

It is hard to believe that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's first ballet, Swan Lake, created in 1877 for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, was a failure, so striking is its music's melodic power. It was not until twenty years later - but Tchaikovsky was already dead - that the ballet was brought to the stage in the choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Almost one hundred years later, Rudolf Nureyev reshuffles the deck by giving his own choreographic interpretation to this impossible story between Prince Siegfried and Odette, a woman transformed into a swan by the sorcerer Rothbart. In creating his version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev gave greater depth to the psychology of the prince, torn between his duty and his dreams, and illuminated Tchaikovsky's poetic dream with a desperate depth.

CHARACTERS

Siegfried: Young prince in love with Odette, he swears fidelity to her and seeks to save her from her curse. Unfortunately he is deceived by Rothbart and Odile.
Odette: Young princess transformed into a swan by Rothbart, only eternal love can free her.
Odile: Rothbart’s daughter, she takes the appearance of Odette to trick Siegfried.
Rothbart: A huge bird of prey, he transforms young women into swans and prevents Siegfried and Odette’s union.
Wolfgang: The Prince’s tutor, he mysteriously disappears when Rothbart appears.
  • Opening
  • First part 80 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Second part 70 mn
  • End

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  • Le Lac des cygnes

    Ballet in four acts

    • Music :

      Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski

    • Libretto :

      Vladimir Begichev

      Vassili Geltser

    • Choreography :

      Rudolf Noureev - After Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov

    • Conductor :

      Vello Pähn

    • Set design :

      Ezio Frigerio

    • Costume design :

      Franca Squarciapino

    • Lighting design :

      Vinicio Cheli

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Audio clips

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

Le Lac des cygnes (saison 18/19)- Acte 2

Le Lac des cygnes (saison 18/19)- Acte 4

Le Lac des cygnes (saison 18/19)- Acte 1

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