‚ÄčExperience the epic masterpiece “Swan Lake” like never before

Prima Donna Events resumes “Swan Lake” due to great success and sold-out venues. More than 100 artists with a live symphony orchestra bring the immortal fairy tale about love and the eternal battle between light and darkness back to life in a breathtaking choreography. Experience one of the most romantic stories to the enchanting tones of Tchaikovsky like never before.

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 October 2023 in Ostend, Hasselt, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges.
18, 19, 20, 21 April 2024 in Bruges, Hasselt, Antwerp and Ghent.

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One of the most romantic stories ever set to music

More than a century after its creation, “Swan Lake” is still the most danced and for many the most beautiful ballet in the world. It is an immortal fairy tale about love and the eternal struggle between light and darkness, symbolized by the black and white swans, Odile and Odette. The dancers bring the love between Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette to life.

“Swan Lake”, with the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic stories ever set to music. This masterful piece contains all the rich elements of 19th century romantic ballet, and is a pinnacle of classical dance as we know it today.

1895 was a milestone in ballet history, because that year “Swan Lake” was performed in an adapted version by the famous choreographers Petipa and Ivanov and composer Tchaikovsky. The classic of classics was born. Ballet would never be the same again!

One of the most romantic stories
With more than 100 performers on stage
A live symphonic orchestra
Breathtaking choreography
An immortal fairy tale about love and the eternal battle between light and darkness

Image Prima Donna Events | Well-known ballet classics for a wide audience

The story

“Swan Lake” tells the romantic story of the love between Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette. Odette, Queen of the Swans, along with other young, innocent girls, has been bewitched by the evil wizard Von Rothbart. They live like swans and can only assume their human forms around midnight. Only true and pure love can break this spell.

When Prince Siegfried sees the girl Odette, he’s instantly in love and wants to do everything he can to lift the curse. However, Von Rothbart cannot allow that and comes up with a terrible plan to keep the two lovers apart.

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Libretto: There is uncertainty about who wrote the libretto, probably written by Vladimir Beghichev and Vasily Geltser.
Duration: 2h30 including intermission, 4 acts

October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2023
Ostend, Hasselt, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges

April 18, 19, 20, 21, 2024
Bruges, Hasselt, Antwerp and Ghent

Synopsis

Act One:

It’s a party at the castle because it’s Prince Siegfried’s birthday. The prince is carefree and enjoys the party to the fullest. But the prince has to choose a girl to marry from his mother at the next ball.

Act Two:

The prince and his retinue are out hunting and arrive at a lake with swans they want to shoot. Odette, the queen of the swans, intervenes in time and explains to the prince that they are under a spell. The swans are actually young women and take on their true form every night.
The prince is instantly in love with Odette, the two bring a pas de deux. Siegfried asks Odette to come to his next ball and wants to marry her. Unfortunately, the spell forces her to go to the lake again as a swan.

Act Three:

In the castle, Prince Siegfried and his mother receive six girls who want to win the love of the prince. Von Rothbart brought his daughter Odile and misuses his magic to make her look like Odette. Odile dances a second pas de deux with the prince. The prince declares his love for her, the wizard and his daughter leave the party in triumph.

Act Four:

Odette and the other swans mourn at their lake. Odette is heartbroken and never wants to see Siegfried again. Prince Siegfried tells Odette of the wizard’s deception. At that moment the wizard causes a storm. The two lovers drown together in the lake.

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