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Swan Lake

FEB 11–20

The Timeless Tale of Ill-Fated Romance Re-Emerges from the Wings

Audiences enthusiastically flock, as it were, to this most cherished of full-length ballets, with its unforgettable, sweepingly lyrical Tschaikovsky score and darkly romantic story drawn from folk tales. Peter Martins’ version, first presented by the Company more than 20 years ago, has captivated viewers ever since. While bringing his own perspective to this classic, Martins drew on the previous versions of the ballet, notably the revered Marius Petipa-Lev Ivanov production from 1895, which remains the template for most contemporary presentations of the ballet.

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