Swan Lake: the greatest masterpiece of romantic ballet, by the Russian National Opera!

Swan Lake: the greatest masterpiece of romantic ballet, by the Russian National Opera!

From February 6th to 10th, 2019, the Palais des Congrès will welcome the Ballet and Orchestra of the Russian National Opera upon their 2019 European tour.

This world-renowned ballet company will give five performances of Swan Lake, which is today a historical masterpiece and part of Russia's cultural heritage. When he was commissioned to compose Swan Lake by the director of Moscow Imperial Theatre in 1875, Tchaikovsky composed his very first ballet and thus revolutionized the genre. Based on a German legend introducing a pure white bird, Swan Lake contains all ingredients of a dramatic love story: the passion between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and the terrible spell cast by evil sorcerer Von Rothbart on Princess Odette. Swan Lake became the emblem of Russian romanticism and classical choreography. The prestigious dancers of the Russian National Opera will perform Spanish dance, Mazurka, and the must-see Dance of the Little Swan for your greatest pleasure.

Please note that an additional performance will be given on March 31st, 2019