It is one of the greatest classical masterpieces. In March, Swan Lake is in the spotlight in Paris. Two programmes of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet are currently on offer, one at the Opéra Bastille until 19 March, the other at the Palais des Congrès on 31 March. Two performances for the same artistic monument, and in both cases a great moment.
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake evokes a German legend, the story of an impossible love between a land prince and a bird princess. Known throughout the world, this ballet in four acts has been danced on all stages and translated into all languages.
Since February 16, the Opéra Bastille de Paris has been presenting Le Lac des Cygnes, in the version created in 1984 by Rudolf Noureev for the Paris Opera ballet. The famous choreographer chose to infuse it with a Freudian dimension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with desperate depth. The high technicality of the two star dancers who embody the title roles, the power and grace of the music, the beauty of the libretto written by Vladimir Begichev and Vassili Geltser: everything is united so that the magic works…
Tchaikovsky’s timeless work is one of the most performed in the world. It is on the programme of the Russian National Opera, which is embarking on a major European tour in spring 2019. The Russian dancers and their orchestra have already offered six performances to the Parisian public. An additional date has been added. Thus, on March 31, the Palais des Congrès in Paris gives you an opportunity to relive Prince Siegfried’s mad love for Princess Odette, condemned by the vile sorcerer von Rothbart to turn into a swan by day and a woman by night.
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