Swan Lake

Ballet by John Cranko

Swan Lake

Ballet by John Cranko
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Revival
Swan Lake
Sat 6. Apr
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
Tickets available from presale start
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Wed 10. Apr
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
Tickets available from presale start
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Sat 13. Apr
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
Tickets available from presale start
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Sun 28. Apr / aft
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
Tickets available from presale start
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Fri 10. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
Tickets available from presale start
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Sun 12. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Tue 14. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Fri 17. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Sat 18. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Mon 20. May / aft
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Mon 27. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Wed 29. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Fri 31. May
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Mon 3. Jun
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Fri 19. Jul
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
https://www.stuttgarter-ballett.de/ Stuttgarter Ballett Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Ballet in the Park
Swan Lake
Sat 20. Jul
Opernhaus / Introduction at foyer 1st floor (in German)
Further dates
Swan Lake
Choreography and staging
John Cranko, frei nach traditionellen Fassungen
Music
Peter Tschaikowsky
Stage and Costume
Jürgen Rose
Premiere at Stuttgart Ballet
14. November 1963
Premiere of the new version
22. Dezember 1972, Stuttgarter Ballett
Musical Direction
Mikhail Agrest / Wolfgang Heinz; Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Confoundingly similar… Prince Siegfried falls in love with the beautiful Odette, but then mistakes his beloved for the alluring Odile. Blinded by Odile's seductive powers, he makes a fatal mistake: he breaks his vow of fidelity and condemns Odette to remain imprisoned in the body of a swan.

What Hamlet is to theater, Swan Lake is to classical ballet. The tale of the enchanted swan-maidens, set to Tchaikovsky's famous late-Romantic composition, thrills both die-hard fans and newcomers worldwide, and no ballet repertoire should be without it. John Cranko created his own version, considered groundbreaking for the further staging history of the ballet, in 1963.

Out of the hitherto one-dimensional role of the prince, Cranko formed a very human, flawed Siegfried. Oppressed by the social expectations of a future king, he escapes his entourage on the eve of his 18th birthday. He finds his way to the titular Swan Lake, where he meets a group of maidens, including Princess Odette. These have been transformed into swans by the evil magician Rothbart. Only true and loyal love for Odette can save them. For a brief moment, it appears as if Odette and Siegfried can save each other. But the next day Rothbart appears at the celebrations of Siegfried's birthday and brings with him the beautiful Odile, who looks exactly like Odette. The evil deception succeeds: Siegfried falls for the ruse and agrees to marry Odile. In the end, not only do Odette and her companions remain in the magician's power as swans, but Siegfried loses his life in the waves of the lake after a last reunion with her. Cranko’s decision to avoid a traditional happy end and to have Siegfried’s choices have real and tragic consequences makes his version relevant to this day.

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