The best of Swan Lake: the most beautiful parts of a classic fairytale ballet
Watch The Best of Swan Lake performance in Hybernia Theatre located in the city centre performed by top dancers - Prague National Theatre soloists (chamber cast). The Best of Swan Lake music to the ballet is from the record.
The Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 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.
The ballet belongs to the most famous ballets ever. Composed in 1875, 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. Much is unknown about the original production of Swan Lake – no notes, techniques or instruction concerning the ballet were 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.
Odette/Odile: Magdalena Matějková, Andrea Kramešová
Prince Siegfried: Ondřej Novotný, Karel Audy
Rothbart: Milan Boček, Radek Vrátil
The Prince’s Mother: Monika Kysilová, Karolína Cachová, Michaelo Wenzelová
Clown: Veaceslav Burlac, Serghei Gherciu, Alexandr Kysil
Ballet Company: Tereza Ulrichová, Ivana Mikešová, Pavlína Mráziková, Daria Lazucová, Helena Fábiková, Karolína Nováková, Klára Žežulková, Karolína Cachová, Lenka Hrabovská, Monika Kysilová, Michaela Wenzelová, Tereza Kučerová, Lenka Šnellerová, Klára Slaná, Kateřina Routková, Zuzana Semová, Natálie Rychetská, Lýdie Švojgerová, Eliška Kolářová
The music to the ballet is played from the record.
The performance has one 15-minute intermission.
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