You’ve only got until Saturday September 1st to see perhaps one of the most amazing, and beautiful, ballet performances you’ll ever see this year, and perhaps in many years.
The internationally acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre have made their return to the London Coliseum with their production of Swan Lake. And what a production it is! With picture perfect ballet performances, amazing costumes, and even more amazing sets, you will sit spell-bound as you watch the performers dance to one, if the not the most, famous ballet pieces of all time.
The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre 2015 season was a sell out with over 25,000 seats sold. So due to huge demand, the company has graced London with 9 performances. This strictly limited 2018 season now takes place between Wednesday 22nd August and Sunday 2nd September 2018.
Founded in 1994, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers, but also for its stunning full-length productions. The company travels internationally performing classical masterpieces from its repertoire including Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The incredibly popular Company is in such demand that it gives over 200 performances every year.
Irina Kolesnikova, prima ballerina at St Petersburg Ballet Theatre since the age of 21, leads the Company that continues to have remarkable successes around the world – from Sydney to Johannesburg, from Paris to Istanbul. And she is truly astonishing in the role.
Kolesnikova will be joined by guest stars including the Bolshoi Ballet principals Denis Rodkin and Alexander Volchkov . Both will dance the role of Prince Siegfried. The Mariinsky Theatre’s principal dancer, Kimin Kim will also dance Siegfried. Also joining is Bolshoi principal dancer Yulia Stepanova, who will also dance the role of Odette/Odile.
Swan Lake, if you don’t know the story, tells the classic love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will perform this balletic masterpiece as it was meant to be seen, boasting gorgeous traditionally painted backdrops, Tchaikovsky’s moving score, a full-sized orchestra and critically acclaimed dancers performing the full-length production for London audiences. Swan Lake is undoubtedly a production everyone must experience at least once in their life.
It’s really an amazing production, and will leave you breathless and speechless. I highly recommend getting tickets as soon as possible as the short run, might, and will probably, sell out.
Production: St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Present Swan Lake
Venue: London Coliseum, St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4ES
Dates: Wednesday 22nd August – Sunday 2nd September 2018
Performances: Tuesday – Sunday Evenings 19:30, Thursday & Saturday Matinees 14:30, Wednesday 29th August & Sunday 2nd September Matinee 14.30
Prices: £20 – £95 plus booking fee.