Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with Swan Lake, featuring the original choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, set and updated by former American Ballet Theatre principals Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner and Sandra Brown, Ballet Mistress for Colorado Ballet. Swan Lake features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Colorado Ballet's production will be presented in four acts with two intermissions.
Swan Lake is one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, juxtaposing the themes of love and unrequited love throughout the timeless story of Prince Siegfried, the beautiful Princess Odette, the villainous Baron Von Rothbart, and evil Odile. This stunning masterpiece will stay true to the original ballet with revitalized choreography that premiered in 2008, and will include grand sets and elaborate costumes. Swan Lake will also feature some of the greatest acting you will ever see during a ballet performance with the lead female dancers portraying both Odette and Odile; a feat that is extremely challenging both psychologically and physically. Whether you are a die-hard ballet lover or have never seen Swan Lake before, you will love this magnificent production.