The majesty of traditional Russian ballet, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, returns to South Africa in 2020 presenting Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, Swan Lake at the Artscape Opera House, Cape Town, from Wednesday 8 April 2020 and the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg, from Wednesday 22 April 2020.
“A world class triumph! Not to be missed!” The Sunday Express (London, UK)
Following sold out seasons in London, Paris and Sydney, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre brings its grand, full-length production of the immortal Swan Lake to South Africa’s most prestigious theatres. The unmissable and stirring ballet will be accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Johannesburg Festival Orchestra.
In its 25th anniversary year, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre continues to champion the classical masterpieces with its graceful Vaganova trained company of dancers and breathtaking scenery and costumes.
The founding Director of the St Petersburg Ballet, Konstantin Tachkin, says “I am constantly delighted and encouraged when I see more and more people – young and old – coming to our performances. From London’s Coliseum Theatre to the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, and from Hong Kong to Sydney, our unequalled Russian art performs to full houses and standing ovations. Led by Prima Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, I guarantee our performances here in South Africa will long be remembered”.
“The St Petersburg Ballet has left a considerable mark on the history of world ballet” Danse Magazine (Paris, France)
First performed in St Petersburg in 1895, the immortal and enchanting Swan Lake, with its unrivalled “white acts”, its spectacular and dramatic ballroom scene, sublime music and deeply moving story – is the ballet that towers above all others. The brilliant bravura dancing of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is everything you expect from Russian classical ballet.
Swan Lake tells the classic love story of Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette torn apart by the villainous sorcerer Rothbart in a story where true love conquers all.
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Production: St Petersburg Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake
Venue: Artscape Opera House, DF Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
Dates: 08 – 22 April 2020
Performances: Wednesday – Saturday Evenings 19:30, Saturday Matinee 15:00, Sunday Matinee 14:00, Sunday Evening 18:00
Venue: Teatro at Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg
Dates: 22 April – 01 May 2020
Performances: Wednesday – Saturday Evenings 20:00, Saturday Matinee 15:00, Sunday Matinee 14:00, Sunday Evening 18:00
Prices: R250 – R690+*
+ Reduced prices for mid-week performances.
*Special prices available for Students and Pensioners on Wednesday and Sunday evening performances and available only through Computicket outlets.