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The Best of Swan Lake

Hybernia Theatre (Divadlo Hybernia), náměstí Republiky 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

  • ballet

When?

  • Thu 18. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Fri 19. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Sun 21. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Tue 23. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Thu 25. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Fri 26. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Sun 28. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Tue 30. 7. 2019 20.00
  • Thu 1. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Fri 2. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Sun 4. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Tue 6. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Thu 8. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Fri 9. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Sun 11. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Tue 13. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Thu 15. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Fri 16. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Sun 18. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Tue 20. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Thu 22. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Fri 23. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Sun 25. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Tue 27. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Thu 29. 8. 2019 20.00
  • Sat 31. 8. 2019 20.00

This performance plays the best scenes from the famous ballet, Swan Lake from P. I. Tchaikovsky. Performance covers the whole story of the original ballet designed to appeal to a wider audience.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was composed in 1875 as a commission by Vladimir Petrovich Begichev, the intendant of the Russian Imperial Theatres in Moscow. Like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake was unsuccessful after its first year of performance. Conductors, dancers and audiences alike thought Tchaikovsky's music was too complicated and hard to dance to. The production’s original choreography by German ballet master, Julius Reisinger, was uninspiring and unoriginal. Much is unknown about the original production of Swan Lake — no notes, techniques or instruction concerning the ballet was written down. Only little can be found in letters and memos. It wasn’t until after Tchaikovsky’s death that Swan Lake was revived. Much of the Swan Lake we know of today was a revision by the famous choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1895.

Swan Lake is one of the most popular ballets from the 19th century. It is a classic fairytale, filled with princes, princesses, sorcerers, evil, magic spells, and true love of a Prince and the subtle Odette, who is turned into a swan by the evil Rothbart.

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