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SWAN LAKE

Swan Lake

Performances
08:00 PM
PREMIERE
Series Ballet Premiere
08:00 PM
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Series H
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Ballet

Swan Lake

Rudolf Nureyev
From 7 to 18 July 2025

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra

Teatro alla Scala Production

Available in Audio Description

Choreography and StagingRUDOLF NUREYEV
afterMARIUS PETIPA
andLEV IVANOV
MusicPËTR IL’IČ ČAJKOVSKIJ
SetsEZIO FRIGERIO
CostumesFRANCA SQUARCIAPINO
ConductorVELLO PÄHN

In brief

“To me, Swan Lake is one long daydream of prince Siegfried. Reared on romantic reading, his desire for infinity has been fired and he refuses the reality of the power and the marriage forced on him by his tutor and his mother. To escape from the dreary destiny that is being prepared for him, he brings the vision of the lake, this ‘elsewhere’ for which he yearns, into his life. An idealized love is born in his mind, along with the prohibition that it represents (the white swan is the untouchable woman, the black swan the reverse mirror image, just as the evil Rothbart is a corrupt substitute for Wolfgang, the tutor). And so when the dream fades away, the sanity of the prince does not know how to survive.” In Rudolf Nureyev’s reading, all dramatic lines converge on Siegfried, the romantic prince with a melancholic, contemplative soul. It is an introspective work of technical and interpretive complexity that pays homage to history, tradition, and the grand repertoire through the iconic snow-white swans.