PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Swan Lake - ABT

Overview

Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. Cursed to spend eternity as a swan, Odette, once a beautiful princess, is only able to return to her human form in the hours of darkness. To break the spell, Odette’s true love must swear eternal fidelity and marry her. When she meets Prince Siegfried and falls in love, Odette has the chance to change her fate. However, von Rothbart, the evil sorcerer who cursed Odette, plots to ruin Odette and Siegfried’s romance with deceit and betrayal. Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as majestic swans, this romantic fable of dreamlike transformation inspires awe and wonder for all.