SA 16.04.2022, 6.00 PM

Swan Lake

Choreography by Patrice Bart after Ivanov and Petipa
Music by Peter I. Tschaikovsky

Ab 8 Jahren

Through the means of classical ballet, SWAN LAKE tells the story of Prince Siegfried and his love for the enchanted princess Odette who tragically is trapped in the body of a swan. Half swan, half human, it is her destiny to become the subject of the sorrowful prince's fantasies. In Patrice Bart's version, it is Siegfried's mother who loves her son tremendously, pulling the strings of his fate. Unscrupulously, she manipulates his friend Benno and uses Prime Minister Rotbart as her accomplice. In reference to the imperial Russian House of Romanov, oppressive defeatism spreads characterised by emotional coldness and decadence. In his encounter with the swans, the young prince finds refuge.

The mighty birds' profound impact is expressed through large-scale swan formations choreographically inspired by their archaic flight patterns and natural, yet surreal beauty. With tutus modelled after the animals' white plumage, these spectacular scenes became the epitome of classical ballet.

SWAN LAKE also gained its legendary status through Peter I. Tchaikovsky's music which perfectly captures the contrasting moods: the desire that brings together Prince Siegfried and Odette; the treacherous glamour of the ball scenes in which the entire court, as if in a trance, falls for the seductive Odile, Odette's doppelganger who tempts the prince to make a devastating vow, betraying his true love.

  • Choreography and staging: Patrice Bart
  • Stage and costume design: Luisa Spinatelli
  • Performed by: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 4 pm
Location: Deutsche Oper Berlin
Price: €5

Telephone: 030 34 384-166


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Deutsche Oper Berlin

C2 (€24-100)

170 Minuten inkl. 1 Pause

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