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Kirov Ballet - Swan Lake

Russia’s storied ballet company that brought the world Petipa and Baryshnikov performs in the Tchaikovsky Festival.

  • Dec. 30, 2003 - Jan. 4, 2004
  • Opera House
  • 3 hrs.
  • $45.00 - $110.00
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During their very first Kennedy Center engagement, in July of 1989, the Washington Post wrote that the Kirov “is awesome in its perfection of style, its technical power and assurance, its unanimity of spirit, and in the majestic scale of it all.”  Once again, the Kirov Ballet, with an unmistakable style that has set the standard for classical dance for more than 200 years, returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House in two, week-long engagements as part of the Kennedy Center’s Tchaikovsky Festival – the second visit in their unique 10-year partnership with the Center.  During the first week (12/23-28) – which will be the inaugural engagement in the newly-renovated Opera House --  the company will perform the Washington premiere of their version of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. The second week (12/30-1/4), the company will perform their signature staging of the evening-length jewel Swan Lake.

Performances will be with live orchestra.

The Kennedy Center presentation of the Kirov Ballet is made possible through the generous support of Alberto W. Vilar.

Dec. 30, Daria Pavlenko and Igor Zelensky
Dec. 31, Sofya Gumerova and Danila Korsuntsev
Jan. 1, Natalya Sologub and Leonid Sarafanov
Jan. 2, Daria Pavlenko and Igor Zelensky
Jan. 3, (matinee) Sofya Gumerova and Danila Korsuntsev; (evening) Natalya Sologub and Leonid Sarafanov
Jan. 4, Daria Pavlenko and Igor Zelensky

Standing Room tickets for presentations in the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater and Terrace Theater will be sold at the Kennedy Center Box Office and by phone (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324 when a performance sells out, but only if it is sold out. There is no limit per purchase.


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Kirov Ballet - Nutcracker Mihail Chemiakin’s dazzling production-a departure from the traditional children’s version-makes for a sumptuous holiday treat.

National Symphony Orchestra: Valery Gergiev, conductor Maestro Valery Gergiev leads a soaring all-Russian program that includes Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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