Opera House to Present the Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake‘

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Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin
Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies – the Bolshoi Ballet – performing Swan Lake on Sat., Mar. 21, at 1 p.m. It will be presented in high definition, captured live via satellite from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, as part of the Stage On Screen Series of programs.

In the ballet, Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride when, instead, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her, however, will have irreversible consequences.

Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns for a live broadcast of the most-beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile – born at the Bolshoi Theatre – is a must-see!

 (c) photo by Damir Yusupov-Bolshoi theatre
(c) photo by Damir Yusupov-Bolshoi theatre

The production runs two hours, 45 minutes, with one intermission.

Individual tickets to Swan Lake are $15, ($10 students). A special Stage on Screen Series flexible subscription of eight tickets that can be used however you want – one at a time to eight different Series events, all at once for eight people, or anything in between – is $116. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org.

This program is part of the Stage on Screen Series which is generously sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins. Additional support comes from the Arts Services Initiative of WNY’s Give for Greatness grant program and from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org