Swan Lake – Ballet
For the first time in its 100-year history, the acclaimed Estonian National Ballet comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this January with a full-length classic production of Swan Lake. Accompanied by the Irish National Opera Orchestra, the season is strictly limited to seven performances only, taking place from Wednesday 11 January – Sunday 15 January 2023.
Presenting ballet since 1922, The Estonian National Ballet has toured across Europe and the United States of America and is excited to be bringing their company of classically trained dancers to Dublin for the very first time with this lavish production of Swan Lake. Comprised of a touring company of over 70, sumptuous sets, and magnificent costumes, The Estonian National Ballet’s Swan Lake is set to be spectacular!
Closely following the traditions of the Mariinsky (once known as the Kirov) production of 1895, the ballet comes to Dublin direct from their beautiful home theatre, the Tallinn Opera House, renowned as one of the best venues in the Baltic nations. From the first immortal bars of Tchaikovsky’s score, The Estonian National Ballet’s Swan Lake beckons the audience to another world. Ballet fans, including those who will make Swan Lake their first experience at the ballet, will be captivated by Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen Odette and the drama of their battle against the evil sorcerer Rothbart.
From the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as majestic, glimmering swans to the fiery and refined dances in the spectacular ballroom scenes, this romantic fable inspires awe and wonder.