- 9 jun 2017 – 11 jun 2017, Main Stage.
- Approximately 3 h incl intermission
- Choreography and text
- Pär Isberg
- Wolfgang Wengenroth
- Set Design
- Lars-Åke Thessman
- Costume Design
- Jérôme Kaplan
- Lighting design
- Ellen Ruge
- The Royal Swedish Ballet
- The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Ticket prices: SEK 100–495. 4 performances. Runs until 11 June.
The Dream of Swan Lake
Ballet by Pär Isberg
”Isberg has created a ballet that is very different from the traditional version but for those who love Swan Lake it remains a truly satisfying evening.”— Critical Dance
Swan Lake had its world premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1877, and is perhaps the most performed ballet in the world. The Dream of Swan Lake is based on the original choreography of Petipa and Ivanov (1895), to Tchaikovsky’s score, but is focusing on the dancers’ dreams and relations, to each other as well as to the drama being rehearsed. Reality and fiction intertwine in a love triangle that moves between studio and stage.
Choreographer Pär Isberg focuses on both the darkness and the fragile beauty that linger in the narrative, much due to jealousy and superficiality, and depicts the intense emotions that drives the characters.
Wolfgang Wengenroth is conducting the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.
“Also in the world of the ballet, we encounter the tension between superficiality and the genuine belief in art.”— Pär Isberg
Images from the performance
The Dream of Swan Lake will premiere at The Royal Opera in Stockholm, April 2017.