Love and betrayal, magical transformation and diabolical duality – Swan Lake captures the imagination, entrancing audiences worldwide. The choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and some of the most beautiful ballet music, composed by Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky, assure its place as one of the most beloved ballets. The much acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet is currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, and will present Swan Lake and Giselle in Israel, with performances at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre, as well as Jerusalem, Haifa, and Beer Sheva, from March 1 – 10, 2016. Much anticipated: Irina Kolesnikova, Prima Ballerina of the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre will work her magic as Odette/Odile.
Founded in 1994 by Konstantin Tachkin, the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre tours extensively, and travels with its own orchestra conducted by Alexander Kantorov. The dancers are primarily culled from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. Principal dancers include: Irina Kolesnikova, Anna Podlesnaya,Dmitri Akulinin, Andrei Stelmakhov, Olga Ovchinnikova and Oleg Harutkin.
Irina Kolesnikova in Giselle, Music: Adolphe Adam, Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa
Israeli Opera/Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, March 1 at 20:00 Giselle; Wednesday, March 2 at 20:00 Giselle; Thursday, March 3 at 20:00 Swan Lake; Friday, March 4 at 13:00 Swan Lake; Saturday, March 5 at 16:00 and 21:00 Swan Lake.
Tickets are 149 – 299 NIS, and may be ordered via the Israeli Opera website www.israel-opera.co.il, or call: 03-6927777.
Jerusalem Theatre: Monday, March 7th at 20:30, Swan Lake. Tickets are 149 – 299 NIS, and may be ordered online from the Jerusalem Theatre www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il, or Bimot www.bimot.co.il, or call: 02-5605755 or *6226.
Haifa Auditorium: Tuesday, March 8th at 20:30, Swan Lake. Tickets are 149 – 299 NIS, to order call: 04-8662244/8338888.
Beer Sheva Performing Arts Centre: Wednesday, March 9th at 20:30, Swan Lake. Tickets are 149 – 299 NIS, and may be ordered online, www.mishkan7.co.il, or call: 08-6266400 ext. 1.