It has been confirmed that the Royal Ballet will present a new production of Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House from the 17th May. 

Swan Lake
Vadim Muntagirov and Marianela Nuñez. ©ROH, 2017. Photographed by Bill Cooper

Featuring staging and additional choreography by the Royal Opera House’s Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett, Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has worked closely with Scarlett on restaging this much-loved classic.

The new production is set to incorporate new set and costume designs by John Macfarlane, to help breathe new life into this 19th century classic. It will also combine  the original choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, as well as additional movement created by Scarlett and Frederick Ashton.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, Swan Lake is as popular today as when it first premiered in Moscow in 1895 and has held a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory consistently throughout its history.

During this new production’s run at the venue, the role of Odette/Odile will be danced by Royal Ballet Principals Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Yasmine Naghdi, Marianela Nuñez, Natalia Osipova and Akane Takada. Meanwhile,  Federico Bonelli, Ryoichi Hirano, Nehemiah Kish, Vadim Muntagirov, Steven McRae and Matthew Ball perform the role of Prince Siegfried.

The Royal Ballet will perform Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House from the 17th May until the 21st June. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s