The Washington Ballet Septime Webre, artistic director
Swan Lake (Company Premiere)
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Performed by: Evermay Chamber Orchestra Choreography: Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov
Mesmerizing audiences for over 100 years, Swan Lake is considered by many to be the greatest classical ballet of all time. Now The Washington Ballet will take on this mysterious, lyrical, and dramatic ballet. The classical enchantment of Swan Lake involves the beautiful Princess Odette, a passionate prince, and the wicked sorcerer von Rothbart who captures Odette and turns her into a swan. His evil spell can only be broken when a young man pledges his love and marries her. Should he betray her, she will remain a swan forever.