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Hylton Presents:

Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake

  • April 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

This enchanting fantasy ballet is one of the most magical and deeply emotional works in the classical ballet canon and a must-see for lovers of great ballet in the grand Russian tradition. In a tragic tale inspired by the ancient German legend of Odette, a princess is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. With its melodramatic plot twists, Petipa’s gorgeous choreography, Tchaikovsky’s incomparable score, and resplendent costumes and sets, this timeless classic has been enjoyed by ballet enthusiasts and newcomers for generations. The Moscow Festival Ballet, founded in 1989 by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko, is lauded as offering “Classical ballet, energized with dramatic expression and sensational steps.” (The Chronicle, Durham, N.C.)

$56, $48, $40