Swan Lake

Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet

Live broadcast: May 19 2022 (7.15pm)

This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky. The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.


Lauren Cuthbertson(Odette/Odile),William Bracewell(Prince Siegfried)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Original choreography Marius Petipa and Lev IvanovMusic Pyotr Il’yich TchaikovskyProductionLiam Scarlett
Additional choreography Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Designer John Macfarlane
Lighting designer David Finn

Running times :3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)
Language:N/ATags:Romance / Fairytale/ Classic