November06 2021 (Sat)
7:00 PM

The Swan Lake

Ballet by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Prague State Opera | Opera and Ballet

180 minutes | Available

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Date: November 06, 2021 | 19:00 (Sat)
Venue: Prague State Opera
Duration: 180 minutes
Status: Available
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The Swan Lake by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the world´s most famous ballets

The immortal love story of Prince Siegfried and the tender Princess Odette, who is turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer von Rothbart, is synonymous with classical ballet itself.

To date, the National Theatre in Prague has staged 13 adaptations of Swan Lake, which have been choreographed by Augustin Berger, Achille Viscusi, Remislav Remislavsky, Elizaveta Nikolska, Alexander Romanovich Tomsky, Jiří Němeček, Olga Skálová, Konstantin Mikhailovich Sergeyev, Lev Ivanov, Erich Walter, Růžena Mazalová, Marius Petipa, Vlastimil Harapes, Pavel Ďumbala, Hana Vláčilová and Kenneth Greve.

The new Czech National Ballet production will be a revival of the immortal story’s version created by the world-renowned choreographer John Cranko, the founder of the Stuttgarter Ballett, shortly before his premature death. His aim was to deliver a Romantic atmosphere and to incorporate into his piece both the glory of concept and a certain domesticity.

 

Did you know? 

The first to choreograph the music in Russia was a Czech native, Václav Reisinger, 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 “moments of absolute happiness”.

 

Our experience:

Watching the most famous ballet in the world was a true once in a life experience. There were moments when we held our breath with pure awe and admiration for all the hard work done. The orchestra is superb, the soloists were heavenly and all the cast deserved a medal. The traditional ballet in fresh dress - yet very tactfully and most beautifully performed. We definitely recommend. 

Important:

  • Printed tickets required.
  • Visitors are obliged to present an electronic or paper certificate proving that they have met one of the following conditions:
    - negative POC antigen test result, not older than 72 hours, or negative PCR test result, not older than  7 days
    - 3 weeks  after the first dose of a COVID-19  vaccine  
    - up to 180 days after overcoming COVID-19 
    These conditions do not apply to children up to the age of 6.
    The National Theatre provides its audiences with certified antigen testing. Everyone with a valid ticket can have a rapid test done on the day of the respective performance next to our theatre venues from 4 to 6:30 pm. Visitors will receive a test result in the form of SMS.
    Another option is to carry out an antigen self-test on the spot. Test kits are on sale at the National Theatre evening box offices. 
    Everyone entering our theatre venues is obliged to wear the prescribed nose and mouth covering.
  • One 25 min intermission
  • Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • The price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)
  • No discounts are provided. 
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.
  • The program may be subject to change.

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