Let Tchaikovsky’s deeply moving score transport you to a breathtaking realm of romance and enchantment in Swan Lake.
Choreographed by Philadelphia Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella, this ballet tells the story of doomed lovers Odette and Prince Siegfried as they attempt to overcome the influences of a wicked sorcerer. Told through a captivating series of technically challenging and emotionally rich dances—from the playful Dance of the Cygnets to the haunting Dying Swan solo—this sweeping and sorrowful tale leaves no doubt as to how it has found its place among Ballet’s most celebrated stories.
Join us for the unfolding of this mesmerizing saga and experience for yourself the heartbreaking splendor of Ballet’s greatest love story.
Estimated Runtime: 2 Hour 8 Minutes
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA
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Angel Corella is regarded as one of the finest dancers of his generation. His talent, passion, and technique have brought him worldwide acclaim and established him as one of the most recognizable names in dance. Angel was appointed Artistic Director of Philadelphia Ballet, formerly Pennsylvania Ballet, beginning with the 2014/2015 season.
The music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky constitutes one of the pillars of the orchestral repertoire and the very foundation of classical ballet. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable melodies, inventive harmonies, and ground-breaking orchestrations make his music both loveable and eternal. Ballet audiences are fortunate to hear not only the works he intended for dance, such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, but also a wide variety of orchestral pieces that have been choreographed by great dance-makers, such as George Balanchine.