The Royal Ballet’s classic production of Swan Lake, the world’s most loved ballet, is being screened live to audiences around the world on Tuesday.
And locally you can see it at Lynn’s Majestic Cinema, Fakenham Hollywood and The Luxe in Wisbech, starting at 7.15pm.
Introduced by Darcey Bussell, this live cinema production filmed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, is directed by Ross McGibbon, a former member of The Royal Ballet, and will include exclusive backstage footage and interviews with the cast and crew.
Swan Lake will star Russian principal Natalia Osipova as Odette/Odile with Canadian principal Matthew Golding as Prince Siegfried.
The dual role of Odette (the white swan) and Odile (the black swan), is one of the most challenging in the ballet repertory and requires the portrayal of both the gentle and vulnerable swan Princess Odette and her predatory alter ego Odile. It’s the role every ballerina dreams of dancing.
Dancing in perfect synchronisation in the lakeside scenes the corps de ballet, an array of swans in spectacular white tutus, give the production a lyric beauty and the designs of Yolanda Sonnabend combine the decadent style of the Imperial Russian Court with a fantasy of dark, gothic, glamour for the bravura spectacle of the court. This is a combination that makes this production the perfect cinema event for ballet lovers and newcomers alike.
“If you only ever see one Swan Lake in your life see this,” said The Independent of Anthony Dowell’s classic production.
As well as Tuesday’s live event, there is also an encore screening on Sunday, March 22 at 2pm at the Light Cinema in Wisbech.