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2012 Swan Lake

In the woods there is enchantment ...

Swan Lake, the world’s most beloved ballet, returns to its roots in a new traditional production by The Australian Ballet. Created especially for our 50th anniversary, it has everything a good Swan Lake should – a troubled prince, an enchanted swan, a malevolent magician, and doomed love. Choreographer Stephen Baynes is renowned for his intense musicality and classical purity. Together with designer Hugh Colman, he’ll premiere a ballet of unprecedented magnificence.

 

"An absolute must for any ballet fan, Swan Lake will haunt you long after you have left the theatre, in the most pleasant of ways"

Australian Stage Online

 

“The Australian Ballet has delivered a spectacular production of a traditional favourite”

ArtsHub
 

Genre

Full-length story ballet

Credits

Swan Lake (2012)
Choreography Stephen Baynes
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Hugh Colman assisted by Lexi George*
Lighting design Rachel Burke assisted by Lisa Mibus
Projections designed & directed by Domenico Bartolo (21-19)

*This mentorship has been assisted by the Australian Government through
the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

Melbourne: with Orchestra Victoria
Sydney: with Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

This performance runs for approximately 156 minutes including one interval

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Tickets for Swan Lake go on sale to the general public at 9am on Friday 9 March 2012

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Day Date Time Special Details  

  Single Tickets Subscriber additional tickets
Adult 39 - 200 36 - 137
Pensioner 39 - 170 36 - 112
Senior *   36 - 123
Youth (26 and under) * 39 - 148 36  -  90
Children (17 and under) ** 39 - 136 36  -  77

Subscriber discount price for additional single tickets shown in blue

Seniors discounts only available on subscription tickets

Ticket prices may vary between performances and are subject to change without notice

Concession conditions apply

* Selected performances only

** All performances excluding opening nights

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Swan Lake

Returning to Tchaikovsky’s original score for inspiration, this classical Swan Lake is steeped in late 19th-century romanticism and based on ancient myth.

Princess Odette, transformed into a swan by the evil von Rothbart, is able to regain her human form only at night. This cruel spell can only be broken by a vow of eternal love and fidelity. The lonely and disconsolate Prince Siegfried encounters Odette by a lake and swears his love for her.

The following evening a ball is held to celebrate Prince Siegfried’s coming of age. Von Rothbart appears with the beguiling Odile. Captivated, Siegfried is seduced by Odile; he breaks his vow, condemning Odette and her fellow maidens to remain swans for eternity.

Siegfried flees to the lake to beg forgiveness from Odette but it is too late. As she transforms into a swan for the last time the Prince, bereft at the loss of his beautiful princess, drowns himself in the lake.

Casting is subject to change without notice.

Monday 17 September 7.30pm - Preview

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Rothbart: Ben Davis
Benno: Yosvani Ramos
Countess: Miwako Kubota
Duchess: Reiko Hombo
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Terese Power


Tuesday 18 September 6.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Amber Scott
Prince: Adam Bull
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Ty King-Wall
Countess: Lana Jones
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power


Wednesday 19 September 7:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lana Jones
Prince: Andrew Killian
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Ako Kondo
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power

 

Thursday 20 September 7:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Rothbart: Ben Davis
Benno: Yosvani Ramos
Countess: Miwako Kubota
Duchess: Reiko Hombo
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Terese Power


Friday 21 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lana Jones
Prince: Andrew Killian
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Ako Kondo
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power


Saturday 22 September 1:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Amber Scott
Prince: Adam Bull
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Ty King-Wall
Countess: Lana Jones
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power

 

Saturday 22 September 7:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Rothbart: Ben Davis
Benno: Yosvani Ramos
Countess: Miwako Kubota
Duchess: Reiko Hombo
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Terese Power


Monday 24 September 6:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Amber Scott
Prince: Adam Bull
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Lana Jones
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power

 

Tuesday 25 September 7:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lucinda Dunn
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Andrew Wright
Countess: Amy Harris
Duchess: Juliet Burnett
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power


Wednesday 26 September 1:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Amber Scott
Prince: Adam Bull
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Lana Jones
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power


Wednesday 26 September 7:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Rothbart: Ben Davis
Benno: Yosvani Ramos
Countess: Miwako Kubota
Duchess: Reiko Hombo
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Jarryd Madden
Nurse: Terese Power

 

Thursday 27 September 6:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lucinda Dunn
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Andrew Wright
Countess: Amy Harris
Duchess: Juliet Burnett
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power


Friday 28 September 6:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lana Jones
Prince: Andrew Killian
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Ako Kondo
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power

 

Saturday 29 September 1:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Lucinda Dunn
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Rothbart: Rudy Hawkes
Benno: Andrew Wright
Countess: Amy Harris
Duchess: Juliet Burnett
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power


Saturday 29 September 7:30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Odette: Amber Scott
Prince: Adam Bull
Rothbart: Brett Simon
Benno: Chengwu Guo
Countess: Lana Jones
Duchess: Dana Stephensen
Queen: Lisa Bolte
Chancellor: Tristan Message
Nurse: Terese Power

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

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