A BALLET that continues to thrill audiences the world over with its romance, drama, tragedy and exquisite score comes to the Bahrain National Theatre next week to mark the venue’s seventh anniversary.
The sold-out performance of Swan Lake, on November 12, will feature prominent dancers from the world-renowned Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The ballet was written in 1876 and soon became one of the most-famous dances of the world and the real gem of the Russian ballet school.
The masterpiece, created by M Petipa and L Ivanov and accompanied by some of the most beautiful music ever written for ballet by P Tchaikovsky, has won millions of hearts.
Swan Lake is known to be one of the most unique and outstanding performances that cannot be compared to any other existing ballet performances.
It is generally believed that the libretto of Swan Lake – a story about princess Odette who is turned into a swan by Von Rothbart the evil sorcerer – is based partly on Russian folk tales and partly on a novel by Johann Karl August Musäus, the author of the collection Volksmärchen der Deutschen (German folk tales).
The narrative motif of the ballet is the eternal triumph of true love that saves men’s soul.
The version of Swan Lake by Perm Opera retains all of the key features of the classic ballet, academic choreography created by M Petipa and L Ivanov, and saves all emblematic dances, although it reinterprets the story.
Doors open at 6pm for the event which begins at 7pm.