- One ticket to The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Swan Lake
- When: Friday, January 9, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Times-Union Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $27 for seating in Orchestra 2 center rows KK–SS (up to $52.50 value)
- $32 for seating in Orchestra rows A–R or Orchestra 2 rows AA–JJ (up to $62.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Had he been less rash, Romeo might have avoided his plight, but what chance did Prince Siegfried from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake stand when his quest for love was bent by wizardry? Made melancholy by the necessity of marriage, the young prince sets out to distract himself with a swan hunt. To his surprise, however, the flock he’s tracking lands beside a crystalline lake and transforms into a group of beautiful maidens, led by Odette, the most beautiful of all. The evil sorcerer Von Rothbart has cursed them to be birds by day and women by night, making true love the only key to their freedom. Prince Siegfried seems like the dashing young man for the job, but he would do well to remember that sorcerers stoop to cheating—even at the game of love.
The story is derived partly from a German legend, but in mood and music this ballet is quintessentially Russian. So it’s only fitting that 50 of Russia’s most celebrated ballet dancers would bring it to life. Under the direction of Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia conveys the grace of the swans, the bittersweet love of Siegfried, and the dark magic of Von Rothbart with an assured expertise.
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