CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH A TWIST – AND A PLIÉ AND A PIROUETTE, Ballymaloe Grainstore
CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH A TWIST –
AND A PLIÉ AND A PIROUETTE
Broadcast Live Directly from the Royal Opera House in London to a Big Screen in
Tuesday 17 March at 7:15pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a twist – and a plié and a pirouette – with a live broadcast of The Royal Ballet’s classic production of Swan Lake streamed in real time from the stage of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The ballet will be shown on a big screen on Tuesday 17 March at 7:15pm in Ballymaloe Grainstore.
Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Anthony Dowell’s production draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia.
Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music, and though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture.
Swan Lake’s irresistible combination of drama and tragedy is set against the dramatic battle between good and evil. Anthony Dowell’s stunning 1987 production restores an authentic text based on the successful 1895 version created by choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score and Yolanda Sonnabend’s set designs inspired by The House of Fabergé recreate the opulence and drama of the Russian court and the haunting moonlit lakeside.
Swan Lake follows the plight of Prince Siegfried who is captivated by the beautiful Swan Queen Odette at their first lakeside meeting. Under the spell of Von Rothbart, an evil spirit, she can only return to her human form at night. Only if one who has never loved before swears to love Odette forever, can the spell be broken.
The St. Patrick’s Day performance features Natalia Osipova as Odette/Odile, and Royal Ballet Principal Matthew Golding as Prince Siegfried. Boris Gruzin conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Swan Lake is performed in four acts with two intervals. Total running time is approximately three hours. Please note start time of 7:15pm. Tickets are €18 and may be booked on www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or 021-465 1555.