St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to the London Coliseum this summer, with its full-length, classic production of Swan Lake. The Company’s 2015 season was a sell out with over 25,000 seats sold.
Swan Lake tells the immortal, classic love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will perform this balletic masterpiece as it was meant to be seen, boasting traditionally painted backdrops, Tchaikovsky’s moving score and a full-sized orchestra.
Founded in 1994, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers, but also for its stunning full-length productions. The show will be led by prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, who has been prima ballerina at St Petersburg Ballet Theatre since the age of 21.
Kolesnikova will be joined on stage by an array of stars from the world’s leading ballet companies including principal dancer Denis Rodkin, from the Bolshoi Ballet.
The company travels internationally, in such demand that it gives 200 performances every year, performing classical masterpieces from its repertoire including Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. St Petersburg Ballet comes to the London Coliseum following performances in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, USA, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, China, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia.
‘Without doubt, Swan Lake is the world’s most famous classical ballet. And no one dances it as beautifully as The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre. The full length lavish production shows Russian classical ballet on a grand scale. It’s the real thing. Gorgeous Tchaikovsky music, magnificent sets and costumes, superb Russian classical dancers and brilliant Guest Stars. I urge every ballet lover not to miss it. See it once, remember it forever.’ – Andrew Guild, Tour Producer
London Coliseum, Covent Garden