For 12 days only this June, the Australian Ballet Company is coming to Melbourne to perform Swan Lake, one of the most iconic ballets of all time. Performed first in 1877 in Russia, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is a story of love and desperation: Siegfried is drawn to the lake and its secret realm of mystery and enchantment, where he falls in love with the Swan Queen Odette. Tricked and betrayed by the seductive Black Swan Odile, he can redeem himself only in death. With choreography by Stephen Bayne, the costume and set design by Hugh Colman is a dream of delicate whites, tulle and tiaras – featuring a single tear-drop pearl to symbolise the tears of Odette’s parents which formed the lake their daughter-cum-swan lives on. This is a must-see for all ballet fans, goosebumps included.
📅 June 7 – June 18, 2016