Swan Lake, The Royal Opera House

For my birthday i was lucky enough to be taken to see Swan Lake performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera house. Possibly one of the most famous ballets of all time, Swan Lake conveys the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette the Swan Princess. As Anthony Dowell’s production at the  Royal Opera House draws on the opulence of Imperial Russia in the 1890s, the tantalisingly beautiful costumes and scenery are perfectly complimented the sumptuous setting of the Royal Opera House. image2-5 As we arrived early we made a stop at the Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar, that serves Ruinart Champagne (a delicious way to start the evening) image1-7 The performance itself was truly breath-taking,we were completely engrossed in the story from start to finish. The Prima Ballerina, Natalia Osipova, was able to hold to complete attention of the entire audience. So entirely captivated by her seemingly effortless and yet beautifully impossible movements we were almost scared to blink. image1-8 image1-9 It was undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life. Even for the most sceptical of people, it would be hard not to be transported to the world of Odette and Siegfried. The gravity defying, awe-inspiring performance creates goose pimples from start to finish. A truly unforgettable night. image1-10 For more information and tickets, see http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/swan-lake-by-anthony-dowell 


9 thoughts on “Swan Lake, The Royal Opera House

  1. Oh that’s amazing, would love to see Swan Lake and on top of my list would actually be the Royal Opera House in London or the Opéra National in Paris, would be such a treat. I’m really jealous! Happy belated birthday to you! Love, Kirsten



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