Why See Carolina Ballet: Swan Lake?
The world's most famous ballet
One of the most iconic ballets of all time closes out Carolina Ballet's 21st season. Based upon the beautiful and haunting illustrations by Lisbeth Zwenger, Artistic Director Robert Weiss has created a production that glitters as the tragic story of Odette is played out to the twinkling and beloved Tchaikovsky score, which will be played live by The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
Swan Lake: Odette's story
Dashing, but pressured Prince Siegfried is urged by his mother to marry soon and bids that he chooses a spouse the following night, at the royal ball. Frustrated, he goes hunting with his friends, and after becoming separated, is stunned when one of the swans he marked for prey, transforms into a beautiful maiden.
He falls deeply in love, but she is terrified of him. Upon winning his trust, she divulges that she and her companions are victims of an evil spell, cast by a sorcerer Von Rothbart, who traps them on the lake and in their Swan like form, only becoming human for the night. The only way to break this spell is for one who has never loved to love her, The Swan Queen.
Prince Siegfried sets out to break the spell and rescue Odette, pitting him against he evil sorcerer in a this wonderful filling story of magic and romance. As one of the famous ballets of all time, this is a must see for all ages.
Opening night: 16 May 2019
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Thu, May 16
Fri, May 17
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