Swan Lake. The magical ballet

Swan Lake ballet in Mariinskiy theatre


This is a magical fairy tale about a girl, a prince and a mysterious lake and an evil wizard will draw into an atmosphere of fine arts, mystery and magic. 

Swan Lake is the first of Tchaikovsky’s ballets, which he wrote on the order of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, though mainly tempted by a significant fee.

Although being a passionate lover of ballet, Tchaikovsky believed that ballet is “a thing that does not have a lasting existence” and not without reason as the play was quickly taken off the stage and the music itself was not initially, critically acclaimed.

Swan Lake was truly brought to life by the famous director Marius Petipa and his assistant Lev Ivanov making history primarily due to the setting of today’s traditional “swan” scenes. It is thanks to these scenes that the ballet has remained so iconic. Swan Lake is one of the greatest achievements of Russian culture. Tchaikovsky’s music, the metaphorical battle of good and evil and classical choreography come together to create a true wonder, no matter how many times you’ve seen it. 

This world-famous ballet celebrated its 140-year-old anniversary in February 2017. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa, Swan Lake will be performed numerous times on the stage of the renowned Mariinsky theatre, the stage that brought success and fame to the brilliant choreographer M.Petipa.

Come to St.Petersburg in March, and enjoy the early-spring atmosthere. When the lakes around the city are still frozen, the beautiful world famous Swans will be charming you on the stage of the Mariinsky theatre. Book the tours and the tickets with us!

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