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.
Photos and Video
Want to see more behind the scenes of Swan Lake - click here for even more video content.
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.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - Black and White Masquerade
Join Boston Ballet at Swan Lake on Halloween. Don your best black and white attire, and pick up a free Swan Lake mask at the theatre to complete your look. Click here for more information
Event is open to the evening's ticket holders only
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.*
Casting for week one, October 30 - November 2, 2014
***all casting subject to change***
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with additional choreography by Mikko Nissinen
Set and Costume Design: Robert Perdziola
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley
Projection Design: Seághan McKay
Assistant for Act II Character Dances: Alla Nikitina
Music Director and Principal Conductor: Jonathan McPhee
World Premiere: October 30, 2014, Boston Ballet, Boston Opera House
Original Premiere: January 15, 1895, Imperial Ballet, Maryinsky Theatre
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