The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Swan Lake exemplifies the dramatic tension and heart-stopping beauty of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.
Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette.
The legend of the enigmatic swan-woman set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of a score is one of the most beloved productions in the classical ballet canon. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake exemplifies its dramatic tension and heart-stopping beauty, with prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leading the cast—as sensational as the black swan as she is poignant as the white swan.