ROH Live: Swan Lake

The McCarthy3 hours, including two intervals Streaming

While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet.

Price: £17

ROH Live: Swan Lake Image
12 June
BUY NOW

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

dates

12 June 2018, 7.15pm

What else is on in Streaming?

13 March

Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

READ MORE

26 March

A new production of Oscar Wildes social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Kathy Burke.

READ MORE

27 March

The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range of Bernstein

READ MORE

4 April

Verdi's life-long love affair with Shakespeare's works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be 'one of the greatest'

READ MORE

17 April

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday.

READ MORE

25 April

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate.

READ MORE

3 May

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love.

READ MORE

10 May

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris

READ MORE
SOLD OUT

16 May

An American in Paris is coming from the West End to the big screen at the SJT!

READ MORE

5 June

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband

READ MORE

28 July - 29 July 2018

'The King of Waltz' returns!

READ MORE
social spotlight

Theatre and entertainment is all about socialising and sharing those special and memorable moments. Get involved across social platforms.

funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough