Audiences will discover why “this Swan Lake has become the one by which all others are judged,” (The New York Times) when MCB presents the North American premiere of Alexei Ratmansky‘s full-length Swan Lake. The timeless and achingly beautiful ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score, has been beloved by audiences for over a century. For this Swan Lake, Ratmansky dug deep within the history of the fabled ballet, reconstructing some of the original choreography through extensive research and notations dating back to the 1895 Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov production.
More than 50 dancers will adorn the stage in exquisite detail to tell the story of Prince Siegfried, Princess Odette and her fellow spellbound swans, the evil Baron and impostor Odile. From a grand and gorgeous medieval court to the lakeside under a midnight moon, the romance of this stunning Swan Lake will set your heart alight.