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Anthony De Luca

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The Shanachie Ballet Presents ...
« on: April 18, 2020, 03:42:38 PM »

Swan Lake
Shanachie Ballet Company
April 20th - May 9th


Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875?76. The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger. The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March, 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on 15 January 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.

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