Ballet

Swan Lake

P. Tchaikovsky
The Swan Lake
ballet in 3 acts
2 h. 10 min..

Choreography by L. Ivanov, M. Petіpа, O. Gorsky, P. Malhasiants

Libretto V. Begichev and V. Geltser

“Swan Lake” is a combination of reality and magic that is destroyed only by the power of love. The plot tells the story about the love of beautiful Odette and Prince Siegfried, and an evil sorcerer Rothbart who stands in their path to happiness. Lovers face dreadful ordeals to be together.

Not only the plot of the ballet is filled with magic, but also the charming dance steps and the wonderful music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Owing to the combination of a fascinating storyline, refined choreography and great music, the ballet has become a legend of the world ballet classics.

 

Stages
Балетмейстер-постановник

Petros Malkhasyants Honored artist of Ukraine

Диригент-постановник

Ruslan Dorozhivsky Honored Art Worker of Ukraine

Диригент

Yurii Bervetskyi Honored artist of Ukraine

Myron Yusypovyсh People’s Artist of Ukraine

Художник-постановник

Yevhen Lysyk People's Artist of Ukraine, Laureate of the Shevchenko National Prize

Художник костюмів

Oksana Zinchenko Honored Artist of Ukraine

Libretto
Act 1

Scene 1

The Prince’s Birthday Party: It is Prince Siegfried’s twenty-first birthday and he is celebrating with friends. The Queen Mother arrives to give him his present, a crossbow, and reminds him that, as he is to become King, he must choose a bride at the ball the next evening. Siegfried, realizing that his carefree days are at an end, leaves the party at the height of the festivities to seek the solace in the woods.

Scene 2

Siegfried finds himself on the banks of a mysterious lake. In the shimmering patches of moonlight on the water, visions of bewitched swan maidens rise up before him. Siegfried catches sight of Odette, the most beautiful of the maidens. At last, he has found his romantic ideal of love. He swears to Odette that he will love her forever and be faithful to her. She admits that she and her companions are victims of a terrible spell cast by the evil sorcerer Rothbart. By day they are turned into swans and only at night they return to human form. The spell can only be broken if one who has never loved before swears to love Odette forever.

Act 2

The next night, the Queen hosts a ball and presents eligible princesses to her son. The Prince must choose one of them to be his wife. Suddenly a couple of new guests are announced. The evil sorcerer, Rothbart, enters in the guise of a noble knight, followed by Odile, who looks remarkably like Odette. The similarity is so close that Siegfried believes that it is Odette standing there before him. Siegfried proclaims that Odile is to be his bride. Rothbard has triumphed! Siegfried has broken his oath to Odette, betraying her by professing love to another, thereby dooming Odette and the others to an eternity under Rothbart’s evil power. Suddenly a vision of the Swan Lake appears before Siegfried’s eyes. He realizes the terrible mistake he has made. In despair he leaves the palace and hurries to Odette at the Lake.

Act 3

Night-time. A deep gloom overhangs the lake. Odette brings the tragic news; the Prince has broken his vow of faithfulness to her. Siegfried’s conscience is deeply troubled; he hurries towards Odette begging for her forgiveness. She forgives him and the pair reaffirms their love. Rothbart appears and insists that Siegfried fulfill his pledge to marry Odile. The sorcerer attempts to conceal Odette from Siegfried, but no power can stop the young man whose heart is full of love. This breaks Rothbart’s spell over the swan maidens, causing him to lose his power over them and he dies.

About show
Короткий опис

Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after S. Krushelnytska staged all three ballets of Pyotr Tchaikovsky: “Swan Lake”, “Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty”. Of course, the first one was the “Swan Lake”; the ballet was included in the repertoire of the theater in the 1920s and still is one of the most popular.

“Swan Lake” is a combination of reality and magic that is destroyed only by the power of love. The plot tells the story about the love of beautiful Odette and Prince Siegfried, and an evil sorcerer Rothbart who stands in their path to happiness. Lovers face dreadful ordeals to be together. Not only the plot of the ballet is filled with magic, but also the charming dance steps and the wonderful music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Owing to the combination of a fascinating storyline, refined choreography and great music, the ballet has become a legend of the world ballet classics.

Numerous costumes, designed by Oksana Zinchenko, confirm good impressions: white classic tutus of delicate swans, bright dresses of dancers on the ball, black gowns of cunning Odile and evil sorcerer Rothbart. Dancers of Lviv National Opera regularly present this work not only to Lviv audience, but also on tours in different cities of Ukraine and around the world.

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Odette

Darja Emeljyanceva

Daryna Kirik

Jaryna Kotys diploma of the international competition

Albina Jakimenko winner of the Pisarev's award

Odile (the Black Swan)

Darja Emeljyanceva

Daryna Kirik

Jaryna Kotys diploma of the international competition

Albina Jakimenko winner of the Pisarev's award

Prince Siegfried

Serhiy Kachura Honored artist of Ukraine

Arsen Marusenko

Yevheniy Svetlitsa People's аrtist of Ukraine

Oleksandr Omelchenko International ballet competitions prizewinner

The Evil Genius

Serhiy Kachura Honored artist of Ukraine

Sviatoslav Kashchiy

Andriy Mykhalikha

Yevheniy Svetlitsa People's аrtist of Ukraine

Dmytro Kolomiets

The Fool

Andriy Adonin

Serhiy Lomovitsky

The Princess Mother

Anna Yefremeniuk

Uljana Korchevska

The Tutor

Andriy Bilous

Pas de trois

Victoria Zvarych

Darja Emeljyanceva

Yuliya Yermolenko

Dariya Cosminа

Yuliya Mykhalikha-Roma

Nataliya Pelo

Andriy Adonin

Arsen Marusenko

Andriy Mykhalikha

Yevheniy Svetlitsa People's аrtist of Ukraine

Small Swans

Ulyana Barna

Anastasia Gnatyshyn

Darja Emeljyanceva

Iryna Lampiko

Julia Ryza

Olesya Marchuk

Viktoriya Tkach

Roksolyana Iskra

Natalia Ruzyak

Anastasia Bondar

Ilona Kravchenko

Maria Potapova

Great Swans

Yuliya Yermolenko

Daryna Kirik

Inna Kluchnyk

Uljana Korchevska

Dariya Cosminа

Jaryna Kotys diploma of the international competition

Yuliya Mykhalikha-Roma

Spanish dance

Aleкsandra Belik

Zoryana Dvorska

Yuliya Yermolenko

Nataliya Pelo

Olha Polyakova

Viktor Gatselyuk

Andriy Mykhalikha

Viкtor Malinovsky

Оleksandr Habelko

Milena Rusanova

Neapolitan Dance (solo)

Anastasia Gnatyshyn

Darja Emeljyanceva

Julia Ryza

Natalia Ruzyak

Myroslav Melnyk

Volodymyr Sudomliak

Hungarian dance (solo)

Julia Ryza

Bohdan Kluchnyk

Andriy Mykhalikha

Olga Fabianska

Sviatoslav Kashchiy

Violin solo

Andriy Chaikovskyy

Yuriy Votynsky

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11 September 2017
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