Swan Lake's premiere took place on February 21, 2019, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Places des Arts. Our photographer was behind the scenes to capture the excitement of this evening in pictures. The swans' iconic costumes and the dancers' talent charmed the audience who emerged completely dazzled from the show!
Torn between tenderness and desire, white and black swan, a young tsarevitch is lost between his two loves. On Tchaikovsky's score, with a reimagined story set in the imperial court of Tsar Alexander III, this classic is presented in Montreal until March 2.
A celebrated Romantic ballet, Tchaikovsky’s first ballet composition, Swan Lake, remains incredibly popular throughout the world. In a first ever visit to Montreal, the Polish National Ballet, driven by the vision of Artistic Director Krzysztof Pastor, breaks new ground by presenting this adapted monument of the repertoire.
Preserving the essence of the original ballet, the plot unfolds in Imperial Russia. The Tsarevich Nicholas is torn between his first love, Alix of Hesse, and his infatuation with a ballerina named Mathilde Kschessinska, an affair that causes a stir at the St. Petersburg court on the eve of his accession to the throne. Straddling reality and fantasy, this spectacular production was an outright triumph at its premiere in Warsaw in 2017 and an immense achievement of overwhelming grace.