Swan Lake

Paulo Arrais and Anaïs Chalendard and Artists of Boston Ballet
Rosalie O’Connor

Discover the light and darkness in all of us

Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake tells a tale of romance and enchantment, true love and sacrifice. This poetic story brings the best of classical ballet to the stage.

Renowned as a masterpiece, Swan Lake enthralls audiences with its coveted principal roles and iconic corps de ballet. Revel in the technical precision and emotional tonality of dozens of dancers, brilliantly transformed by Perdziola’s incomparable scenery and costume design. Perdziola’s ability to bring artistic tradition to life with vivid creativity and skill is unparalleled on stages today.

Tchaikovsky’s score continues to captivate audiences 146 years after breaking all boundaries of music composed for dance. The symphonic landscape transports audiences to another world so magical it is addictive.

This bewitching production perfectly captures the duality of human nature. In a world full of dark magic and deceit, will eternal love transform it all?


With Appreciation

Boston Ballet’s production of Swan Lake was made possible by a generous gift from Lisa and Tom Blumenthal.


Important message for attending live indoor performances:


Swan Lake


Adaptation and additional choreography by Mikko Nissinen, after original by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Scenic & Costume Design

Robert Perdziola

Lighting Design

Mark Stanley

Projection Design

Seághan McKay

World Premiere

January 15, 1895, Imperial Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Boston Ballet Premiere

October 30, 2014, Boston Opera House, Boston, USA

Run time

Approximately 2 hrs 45 minutes

AREA PARKING AND INFORMATION for the Citizens Bank Opera House

Swan Lake May 26–June 5, 2022