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Swan Lake

National Theatre (Národní divadlo), Národní 2, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

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  • Wed 25. 9. 2019 19.00
  • Sun 29. 9. 2019 14.00 a 19.00
  • Tue 1. 10. 2019 19.00
  • Fri 4. 10. 2019 19.00
  • Sun 6. 10. 2019 14.00 a 19.00

Will prince Siegfried choose love and stay true to his innocent white swan girl? Or will he forget Odette and follow the requirements of his noble position?

After all, foreign princesses can be so charming! It is difficult for him to resist the bewitching black swan supported by the fiendish wizard Rothbart. Rather than a lovestory, this famed fairy tale is a fateful journey of the soul.

Swan Lake is the cornerstone of the ballet world – eternal challenge, pure beauty. It is one of the most famous classical ballets ever and together with the music of P. I. Tchaikovsky it paves the road toward the perfect artistic enterprise. The Czech National Ballet is the first big company outside Germany that obtained the right to present this great work choreographed by John Cranko and accompanied with a new set and costume design. Cranko stayed true to the traditional version yet incorporated his typical dramatic talent and original perspective.

Moreover, the National Theatre plays an important role in the history of this renowned piece. The first to choreograph the music in Russia was a Czech native, Václav Reisinger (the very first artistic director of the Czech National Ballet), and the second (Czech) choreographer, Augustin Berger, was extremely honoured when, after seeing his staging of Act 2 of Swan Lake in Prague Tchaikovsky said that he had experienced “one minute of absolute happiness”. This John Cranko choreography is the 13th adaptation of the immortal ballet staged in the National Theatre.

author: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

choreography: John Cranko
music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
staged by: Birgit Deharde, Adria Hall, Filip Barankiewicz
artistic supervision: Reid Anderson
sets: Martin Černý
costumes: Josef Jelínek
lighting design: Pavel Dautovský
projections: Lunchmeat studio s.r.o.
musical preparation: Václav Zahradník

cast: Alina Nanu/Miho Ogimoto/Nikola Márová, Nikita Chetverikov/Patrik Holeček/Adam Zvonař, Marek Svobodník/Danilo Lo Monaco ...

running time: 3 h (with intermission)

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Information source: Národní divadlo