What did you think of the live cinema relay of the iconic romantic ballet, starring Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding?
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is instantly captivated and determines to break the spell that holds her captive.
Swan Lake was Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky's first score for ballet. Its 1877 premiere was poorly received, but it has since become one of the most loved of all ballets. The twinned role of the radiant White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a ballerina's powers, particularly in the two great pas de deux of Acts II and III. Other highlights include the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendour of the royal palace.
- Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
- Additional choreography
- Frederick Ashton and David Bintley
- Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
- Anthony Dowell
- Yolanda Sonnabend
- Lighting design
- Mark Henderson
- Production consultant
- Roland John Wiley
Swan Lake Digital Programme
Digital Programmes bring together a range of specially selected films, audio clips, pictures, articles, features, news and information, as well as exclusives and updates, and highlights from the Royal Opera House website, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr pages. Features are added as the performances approach, to enhance your experience of a production.
News and features
Rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews from the cast and creative team of The Royal Ballet's Swan Lake.
Anthony Dowell's production of perhaps the greatest Romantic ballet of all stars Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding and Gary Avis.
To find out more visit the Swan Lake (2012) production page.