Ballet by Steffen Fuchs
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
“Swan Lake” is considered the quintessence of classical ballet. Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky composed the most dramatic of his ballet triad in 1877, commissioned by the Moscow Bolshoi Ballet. In this composition, the audience experienced for the first time an emotional depth that was far removed from the usual musical bangs. This is one of the reasons why so many choreographers to this day have worked so intensively with this work.
The ballet classic tells the love story between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette. Under the spell of the sorcerer Red Beard, Odette transforms into a swan at dawn, and only at night can she be human. The curse that lies on her can only be broken by true love. When Siegfried, confused by Rothbart’s sorceries, breaks his oath of allegiance, it comes to the decisive battle between prince and sorcerer for Odette’s life.
Choreography: Steffen Fuchs
Set and costumes: Sascha Thomsen