October 30-November 16, 2014
Boston Ballet presents the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, the classic fairytale of the Swan Queen Odette, Prince Siegfried, and the sorcery, betrayal and love, that unites them for all eternity. The production features magnificent new costumes and sets, with choreography that captures the flare and heart of Tchaikovsky's romantic score.
The second collaboration between Mikko Nissinen and award-winning designer Robert Perdziola (set and costume designer for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker) has a new prologue and scenic details that recall the emotion and impact of Petipa and Ivanov's original ballet. As timeless as the love that binds Siegfried and Odette it will leave you spellbound until the very end. This is the Swan Lake not to be missed.
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Photos and Video
In his second collaboration with Mikko Nissinen, Robert Perdziola designed costumes and sets that highlight the flair and heart Swan Lake. Click here to view some of the beautiful set and costume designs for the production.
On August 21, Boston Ballet re-created a beloved tradition and staged a Swan Lake photo shoot on the Swan Boats in Boston Public Garden. Click here to view some of the beautiful photos by Liza Voll featuring brand new costumes from the upcoming world premiere of Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake. Many thanks to all who came out and made this such a special event.
Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 2014 - BB@home
Join Boston Ballet in the studio theatre at 19 Clarendon Street for a sneak peek at the world premiere production of Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake and an informative discussion on the current ballet and its history.
Program features guest speakers Iris Fanger, Mikko Nissinen and excerpts from Swan Lake
* Program subject to change
**Tickets are on sale now, call the Box Office at 617.695.6955 for details.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Pre-Curtain Talk
Dancers, choreographers, musicians, and special guests offer audience members an insiders view on the story-line, choreography, history, costumes, and music for the evening's performance.
*This informal discussion is free for all the evening's ticket holders and is held at Boston Opera House one hour before the 7:30 pm performance. Guest speakers subject to change*
Friday, November 7, 2014 - Post-Performance Chat with Mikko Nissinen
A post-performance opportunity to meet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and hear his insights on the evening's program.
*This informal discussion is free for all of the evening's ticket holders and is held at Boston Opera House immediately following the 7:30 pm performance. Guest Speakers subject to change.*
Boston Ballet makes every effort to post casting by the Monday prior to opening night.
Choreography: Mikko Nissinen after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set Design: Robert Perdziola
Costume Design: Robert Perdziola
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Ashley Ellis by Eric Levin