Odette (Marianela Nuñez) in Swan Lake © Dee Conway

Swan Lake

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Royal Opera House
Directed by Anthony Dowell

Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov choreograph Tchaikovsky's timeless story of good against evil, in the greatest of Romantic ballets.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Production duration: 2 hrs 6 min
Royal Opera House

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Odette/Odile
    Marianela Núñez
  • Prince Siegfried
    Thiago Soares
  • An Evil Spirit, later Von Rothbart
    Christopher Saunders
  • The Tutor
    Alastair Marriott
  • The Princess, Siegfried's mother
    Elizabeth McGorian
  • Benno
    David Pickering

Team

  • Anthony Dowell
    Director
  • Valeriy Ovsyanikov
    Conductor
  • Christopher Carr
    Staging
  • Kim Poster
    Choreographer
  • Marius Petipa
    Choreographer
  • David Bintley
    Additional Choreography
  • Frederick Ashton
    Additional Choreography
  • Yolanda Sonnabend
    Designs
  • Mark Henderson
    Lighting Design