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"Swan Lake" debuted in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, but it was not well-received at the time. In 1895, Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov reworked the choreography for their St Petersburg performance and this has remained the most popular version. "Swan Lake" made its American debut with a 1940 performance by the San Francisco Ballet.

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Swan Lake (Russian: Лебединое озеро, translit. Lebedinoye ozero), Op. 20, is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular of all ballets. The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer ...

www.reference.com/art-literature/story-swan-lake-552450c45...

The story of Swan Lake is a well-known classic story of romance with a tragic ending. It has been performed eloquently in ballet and in music. The Love Story The main characters in "Swan Lake" are a prince and princess who fall in love and vow to spend the rest of their lives together.

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The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage ...

www.pbt.org/blog/the-story-of-swan-lake

Swan Lake is arguably the most famous ballet of all time. Have you heard of Swan Lake, but don’t know the story line?Here it is in a nutshell… Prince Siegfried is celebrating his 21st birthday. His Queen Mother presents him with a new crossbow…and a wake up call.

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was first staged at Sadler's Wells theatre in London in 1995. The longest running ballet in London's West End and on Broadway, it has been performed in the UK, Los Angeles, Europe, Russia, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Israel and Singapore. The story is based on the Russian romantic ballet Swan Lake, from which it takes the music by Tchaikovsky and the broad...

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1877 The first version of Swan Lake is presented at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.Choreographed by Julius Reisinger, the ballet is inspired by the book by V.P. Begitchev and Vasily Geltzer. | 1895 The first four-act Swan Lake, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, premieres at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. 1951

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Swan Lake is a romantic ballet in four acts. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the music.In 1871 he wrote a little ballet about swans for his nieces and nephews.He used some of the music from this ballet for Swan Lake.The story of the ballet is based on a German fairy tale.This tale was probably tweaked by Tchaikovsky and his friends during the ballet's early discussion stages.

www.thoughtco.com/history-of-tchaikovskys-swan-lake-724173

The ballet's content is based on a Russian folktale, and over the course of two acts, tells the story of a princess turned into a swan. (Read the synopsis of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.) On March 4, 1877, Swan Lake premiered at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre.

www.ellenkent.com/past-shows/swan-lake

By the banks of a lake by moonlight, a flight of swans glide past, led by their own Queen. The Prince's friends are eager for the chase, but he begs them to leave him, and whilst he is alone the Swan Queen comes to him in the human form of Odette and tells her story.