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Swan Lake

In the woods there is enchantment ...

Swan Lake, the world’s most beloved ballet, returns to its roots in a new, traditional production by The Australian Ballet. Created especially for our 50th anniversary, it has everything a good Swan Lake should – a troubled prince, an enchanted swan, a malevolent magician, and doomed love.

In 2013, Swan Lake makes its Brisbane and Adelaide debuts, and if past seasons are anything to go by, it’s bound to be a sell out. Get in early for the best seats!
 

"Baynes’ version is a honed and dramatic Swan Lake which should please purists and romantics alike"

The Daily Telegraph

 

"An absolute must for any ballet fan, Swan Lake will haunt you long after you have left the theatre, in the most pleasant of ways"

Australian Stage Online

 

“The Australian Ballet has delivered a spectacular production of a traditional favourite”

ArtsHub
 

Genre

Full-length story ballet

Credits

Swan Lake (2012)
Choreography Stephen Baynes
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Hugh Colman assisted by Lexi George*
Lighting design Rachel Burke assisted by Lisa Mibus
Projection designer & director Domenico Bartolo (21-19)

*This mentorship has been assisted by the Australian Government through
the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

This performance runs for approximately 156 minutes including one interval

Want to know more?

Watch the mini doco about Swan Lake’s costumes
 

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Tickets from $34

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Returning to Tchaikovsky’s original score for inspiration, this classical Swan Lake is steeped in late 19th-century romanticism and based on ancient myth.

Princess Odette, transformed into a swan by the evil von Rothbart, is able to regain her human form only at night. This cruel spell can only be broken by a vow of eternal love and fidelity. The lonely and disconsolate Prince Siegfried encounters Odette by a lake and swears his love for her.

The following evening a ball is held to celebrate Prince Siegfried’s coming of age. Von Rothbart appears with the beguiling Odile. Captivated, Siegfried is seduced by Odile; he breaks his vow, condemning Odette and her fellow maidens to remain swans for eternity.

Siegfried flees to the lake to beg forgiveness from Odette but it is too late. As she transforms into a swan for the last time the Prince, bereft at the loss of his beautiful princess, drowns himself in the lake.

Casting is subject to change without notice.

Friday 22 February 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Amber Scott
Prince: Adam Bull
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Ako Kondo
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Olga Tamara


Saturday 23 February 1.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Andrew Killian
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Andrew Wright
Countess: Amy Harris
Duchess: Juliet Burnett
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Olga Tamara
 

Saturday 23 February 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Leanne Stojmenov
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Yosvani Ramos
Countess: Miwako Kubota
Duchess: Reiko Hombo
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Olga Tamara

 

Wednesday 27 February 1.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lucinda Dunn
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Andrew Wright
Countess: Laura Tong
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Olga Tamara


Thursday 28 February 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Amber Scott
Prince: Adam Bull
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Ako Kondo
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Olga Tamara

Friday 1 March 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Andrew Killian
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Andrew Wright
Countess: Amy Harris
Duchess: Juliet Burnett
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Olga Tamara

 

Saturday 2 March 1.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Leanne Stojmenov
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Yosvani Ramos
Countess: Miwako Kubota
Duchess: Reiko Hombo
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Olga Tamara


Saturday 2 March 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lucinda Dunn
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Andrew Wright
Countess: Laura Tong
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Olga Tamara

Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Cnr Grey and Melbourne Sts
South Bank QLD 4101

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