To celebrate the ten year anniversary of their inaugural performances, Ballet Ireland will return to The Gaiety Theatre with their 'landmark' production of Swan Lake. This most famous of ballets combines romantic themes and classical technique, and its ethereal imagery, together with Tchaikovsky's majestic score, conspire to ensure this masterpiece's immortality. The first production of Swan Lake in 1877 was not a success neither were subsequent ones in 1880 and 1882. It was the death of the composer in October 1893 which was to precipitate a first St Petersburg ballet production. Later the score was edited and the scenario revised and the full scale staging subsequently mounted by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in January 1895 is the basis of the most popular and best loved ballet we know today. Ballet Ireland first mounted Swan Lake in Spring 2001 and are delighted to be re-mounting it to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary. Swan Lake is touring to venues in Bray, Tallaght, Kilkenny, Castlebar, Portlaoise, Ennis, Tralee, Dundalk, Cookstown Navan and Limerick. See our theatre listings for more details.
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