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.
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.