swan lake

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House are coming back into town with their critically acclaimed production of one of the world’s most famous ballets.

Swan Lake completely sold out in November 2017, and the Tyne Theatre are expecting this year’s show, on Tuesday 26 November, to be just as popular.

It’s 135 years since audiences heard Swan Lake by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same, and the tale has had many different takes on it from the modern productions of Matthew Bourne to traditional productions faithful to the original show.

Tschaikovsky’s classic masterpiece tells the tale  of  two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other. 

It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting.

When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? 

From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. 

Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. 

Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet will be performed at the Tyne Theatre  alongside a live orchestra with over 30 musicians.

Theatre Director Joanne Johnson said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome the Russian State Ballet & Opera House back to our stage this  year.

“Every year we have seen their audiences grow to the point where they now sell-out the theatre. It’s no surprise as their performances are spellbinding, and Swan Lake is such an exquisite ballet that can be enjoyed by all ages. We advise advance booking!”

Tickets for the show on Tuesday 26 November are priced: £36 adults, £34 concessions (over 60s), £25 children (under 16s), £30 restricted view.

Tickets are available now via www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

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