Monday, May 02, 2016

Swan Lake-April 29, 2016

Swan Lake

Music      Tchaikovsky

Boston Ballet-April 29, 2016-opening night

Boston Opera House 

Artistic Director   Mikko Nissinen 
Conductor             Jonathon McPhee

Odette/Odile         Misa Kuranaga
Prince Siegfried    Gonzalo Garcia*
Von Rothbart        Lasha Khozashvili

World Premiere-adaptation and additional choreography by Mikko Nissinen after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
      Boston Ballet October 19. 2014

Original Premiere   
      Imperial Ballet, Maryinsky Theatre  January 15, 1895

Boston Ballet dedicates these performances of Swan Lake to the memory of former Artistic Director Violette Verdy, a legendary and beloved star of the dance world. 

*Gonzalo Garcia--guest artist-principal dancer with New York City Ballet 

Mary Schwalm photos/Boston Globe

Broadway World article--Click here:

Interview with Misa Kuranaga--Click here:

Boston Globe review by Karen Campbell--Click here:

The Kirov Ballet
Odette/Odile    Yulia Makhalina 
Prince Siegfried  Igor Zelensky

This production includes the familiar happy ending in the final act where Siegfried fights and ultimately defeats the evil magician von Rothbart and at  dawn is reunited with Odette.


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