SWAN LAKE (Recorded as live)
Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette.
About the ballet
The legend of the enigmatic swan-woman set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of a score is ballet’s most beloved production in the classical canon. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake exemplifies the dramatic tension and heart-stopping beauty of motion with prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leading the cast, as sensational as the black swan as she is poignant as white swan.
Date March 6, 2022
Running time 2:35
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Cast Olga Smirnova (Odette/Odile), Jacopo Tissi (Prince Siegfried), Egor Gerashchenko (the Evil Genius), Alexei Putinsev (the Fool) and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
The Bolshoi Ballet is back live from Moscow in cinemas!
The legendary Russian company offers dance lovers the opportunity to experience five of their most iconic shows on the big screen. In November, Spartacus, a sensational ballet composed by Aram Khachaturian, opens this season with a live broadcast from the Bolshoi Theatre's historic stage. In December, Tchaikovsky's holiday classic The Nutcracker will bring out a festive atmosphere in movie theatres. George Balanchine’s sparkling Jewels opens the new year with a live broadcast, followed by the captivating Swan Lake in early March to ravish cinema audiences. Finally, The Pharaoh's Daughter, a monumental show live from Moscow, will bring the program to beautiful close in Pierre Lacotte's production.
Experience the best of classical ballet in cinemas all over the world.