The ballet «Swan lake»

The ballet «Swan lake»



St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater named after Leonid Yakobson
Artistic director of the theater Honored Artist of Russia Andrian Fadeev

Ballet in 3 acts

The St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater named after Leonid Yakobson presents an updated version of the classical ballet Swan Lake in choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

Especially for the Leonid Yakobson Ballet Theater, the brilliant theater artist Vyacheslav Okunev performed a new colorful design and composed an elegant set design for the performance. People's Artist of Russia, laureate of the Golden Mask and Golden Sofit Theater Awards, graduate of LGITMiK them. N.K. Cherkasova, Vyacheslav Okunev is the art director of more than 300 performances in Russian and foreign theaters.

Swan Lake is one of the most fantastic, perfect and famous works of ballet art. His choreography for a long time is considered to be a universally recognized masterpiece of world ballet, one of the most outstanding achievements of Russian national culture.

The history of Swan Lake began in 1875, when by order of the Bolshoi Theater a young but already well-known composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote ballet music. Tchaikovsky did not set himself revolutionary tasks. He carefully studied ballet scores and sought to saturate their musical foundation with high content. Choreographer Marius Petipa, who contrasted the white queen of the swans, Odette with her black twin, Odile, and his assistant Lev Ivanov, the author of the famous swan scenes, felt for the first time the innovation of Tchaikovsky's ballet music and her ability to embody the characters in their interaction and development . Thus, a new form of ballet theater was created - symphonic ballet.

Swan Lake is always in demand. That is why the new, stylish stage design of one of the most famous classical heritage ballets in the repertoire of the Leonid Yakobson Ballet Theater, performed by the eminent and gifted theater artist Vyacheslav Okunev, undoubtedly brings new colors to the familiar performance and gives a fresh look at the academic ballet staging, so beloved by the public all over the world.

The performance is accompanied by the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra.


Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser
Scenography and costumes by Vyacheslav Okunev
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

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