Announcing Tickets on Sale Now for Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake on Saturday, November 11 at Royal Theatre in Victoria
Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Swan Lake returning to Victoria's Royal Theatre Saturday November 11, 3:00pm matinee only.
Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake is staged by Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko, Ballet Master Emeritus for Odessa State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and an honorary graduate of the world renowned Vaganova Academy at the school of the Kirov/Mariinsky Theater located in St. Petersburg, the city where he was born. Principal Danseur Alexander Skulkin and Ballerina Elena Pechenyuk perform as Prince Sigfried and Odette/Odile. Skulkin joins Moscow Ballet after performing as Principal Danseur for the Kiev National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine and Pechenyuk was awarded the title Honored Artist of Ukraine in 2016 and Honored Artist of Culture in 2013. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets . Single tickets are available at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call Royal Theatre BO 888-717-6121.
Swan Lake was first performed in Moscow in 1877 by the Moscow Imperial Theater. Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, already noted for his music for Sleeping Beauty was commissioned to write the score. After several revisions, the ballet attained critical success in 1894/95 when choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov produced it for the St. Petersburg Ballet. Revered as the epitome of classical ballets, Swan Lake is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the triumph of good over evil. The dual role of Odette/ Odile in which the ballerina first appears as the tragically ethereal Swan Queen and later as the alluring but deceptive Odile (Black Swan) is one of the most dramatic and technically challenging roles in all of classical ballet.