Performed by the Mariinsky TheatreSaturday 23 November 2013 at 20:00
For the first time ever, the world’s most loved ballet Swan Lake, is being presented from The Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia – the city where it was created.
This special event – celebrating 275 years since Russian ballet began – will be available for cinema audiences across the globe to enjoy live in stunning high definition and captured in the same 3D technology as Avatar, Hugo and the Oscar winning Life of Pi.
The “genius” of Tchaikovsky’s incredible score and the “genius” of the choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov bring you the version of Swan Lake the world loves .
Lyrical, mysterious and dramatic, the Mariinsky create an imaginary world where Prince Siegfried and the swan-princess Odette affirm their love for each other, conquering the forces of evil.
Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music combines with peerless choreography showing the Mariinsky’s famed corps de ballet in all its beauty. Starring Ekaterina Kondaurova in the classic role of Odette/Odile. Now captured in the same 3D technology as Avatar, Hugo and the Oscar winning Life of Pi.
Broadcast live in stunning high definition in 3D and 2D from the historic Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg, the Imperial Capital of Russia on a unique occasion, the production includes Hollywood, Russian and other international guest stars - and exclusive, glamorous presentations.