Swan Lake is one of the most famous ballet performances in the world, it is a symbol of classical Russian ballet, it is an absolute "must see"in St.Petersburg. The performance's original scenario was based on fairy tales about princess Odette, turned into a swan by evil curse and resqued by prince Siegfried's love. World premiere of Swan Lake took place at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on 20 February 1877. And all this time till our days this ballet remains one of the most popular classical performances all over the world. Today we present Swan Lake ballet on the stages of the most beautiful theatres in St.Petersburg. The ballet is accompanied by symphonic orchestra with the great music of Russian famous composer Petr Tchaikovsky. Duration of the performance - 2 h. 20 min.
Giselle ballet in St.Petersburg
"Giselle" is a romantic ballet by Adolphe Adam. It was first performed in France in 1841 and had a great triumph. "Giselle" is a masterwork of the classical ballet. It consists of two acts, two scenes. Duration of the performance - 2 h. The ballet is accompanied by symphonic orchestra.
Nutcracker ballet in St.Petersburg
At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries Russian ballet entered into the most brilliant period of its history. Ballet reform, which Pyotr Tchaikovsky began in "Swan Lake" and proceeded with in "The Sleeping Beauty", was completed with "The Nutcracker".
The success of the Nutcracker was because Pyotr Tchaikovsky's music and the immortal Marius Petipa wrote its stage direction on the basis of E. T. A. Hoffman's fairy-tale "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King" . Lev Ivanov created the choreography of the ballet.
Don Quixote ballet in St.Petersburg
"Don Quixote" is a ballet based on the immortal novel of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha". Its premiere took place in 1869 in Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. Great choreographer Marius Petipa and prominent ballet composer Ludwig Minkus created such a masterpiece. "Don Quixote" is a bright, colorful, emotional ballet, full of brilliant choreographic decisions, beautiful scenery, colorful costumes. Sparkling music pleases the ear. M.Petipa masterfully embodied the joy of life in a dynamic, fiery dances. "Don Quixote" is one of the five most famous and popular ballets of the world classics and remains one of the most favorite performances of the ballet admirers, giving the audience vivid emotions and festive mood. Not every theater can boast of "Don Quixote" in their repertoire. The ballet is complicated in staging because of choreography, solo dances combining refined virtuos technique and expressive actor's play – only outstanding soloists of ballet can perform this.
Night of Russian ballet. Gala concert
Gala concert or Night of Russian ballet represents the apogee of Russian Ballet performances. It consists of fragments of the masterpieces of ballet classics such as "Swan lake", "The Sleeping beauty", "Giselle", "Corsair", "Don Quixote", etc. The artists perform the most interesting and brlliant numbers from the well-known ballets on one stage in one spectacular evening.
Stars of the ballet of St. Petersburg participate in this concert.