The Bolshoi Ballet’s “Swan Lake” streams live from Moscow to Orcas Center on Friday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
With Tchaikovsky’s famous lyrical score, “Swan Lake” depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.
At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human by night, Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse.
According to the “Wall Street Journal,” “In the more than four decades I’ve been watching Swan Lake, I’ve not seen so clear and compelling a visual contrast between the roles of Odette and Odile as that which Ms. Smirnova’s expressive face managed to convey. The beauty of her dancing was never in doubt.”
Tickets are $18, $13 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org, by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or at the Orcas Center Box Office.