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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake


Thu 29 Dec 2016, 7:30pm–10:10pm
Fri 30 Dec 2016, 7:30pm–10:10pm
Sat 31 Dec 2016, 1:00pm–3:40pm
Sat 31 Dec 2016, 7:30pm–10:10pm

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • VIP Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening: $185.00
  • Premium Friday evening, Saturday matinee: $115.00
  • A Reserve Friday evening, Saturday matinee: $95.00
  • B Reserve Friday evening: $79.00
  • C Reserve Friday evening: $69.00
  • VIP Thursday evening: $165.00
  • Premium Saturday evening: $120.00
  • A Reserve Saturday evening: $100.00
  • B Reserve Saturday evening: $85.00
  • C Reserve Saturday evening: $75.00
  • A Reserve concession/groups Saturday matinee: $85.00
  • A Reserve child Saturday matinee: $75.00
  • Premium Thursday evening: $105.00
  • A Reserve Thursday evening: $89.00
  • A Reserve concession/groups Thursday evening: $79.00
  • A Reserve child Thursday evening: $69.00
  • B Reserve Thursday evening: $69.00
  • C Reserve Thursday evening: $59.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SWPR Ltd

For the first time in 15 years the critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to New Zealand with the world’s most loved ballet Swan Lake.

Swan Lake is the classic love story between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette. The tale of lovers divided by the villainous sorcerer Rothbart, this is classical ballet at its best, wrapped in Tchaikovsky’s glorious and unforgettable music.

First performed in St Petersburg in 1895, the immortal and enchanting Swan Lake, with its unrivalled “white acts”, its spectacular and dramatic ballroom scene, sublime music and deeply moving story, is the ballet that towers above all others.

Founded in 1994, The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers but also for its stunning, grand, full-length productions. The Company travels internationally complete with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes. It is the only classical ballet company in the world that is completely independent of government financial aid or sponsor funding. The Company has in its repertoire the classical masterpieces Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Les Sylphides, Paquita, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The incredibly popular company is in such demand that it gives 200 to 250 performances every year.

Tour producer Andrew Guild said: “The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is truly traditional Russian classical ballet at its very best. We’re delighted to be bringing this superb company back to New Zealand after more than 15 years. This is the real thing; grand-scale Russian ballet and a complete classical full-length work. If you see only one ballet in your life, let it be this.”

The 60-member St Petersburg Ballet Theatre comes to New Zealand from sold out seasons in London and Paris and has toured to six continents with performances in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, USA, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, China, Macau and Taiwan. The Company last performed in New Zealand in 2001.

"A company with style, restraint and elegance. A company to be treasured." - Sunday Telegraph London

"The St Petersburg Ballet has left a considerable mark on the history of world ballet." - Danse Magazine Paris

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