The Dream of Swan Lake

Premiere 9 June 2017
  • Dance
  • 9 jun 201711 jun 2017, Main Stage.
  • Approximately 3 h incl intermission
  • Ensemble


    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
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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
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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
An interview with costume designer Jérôme Kaplan, produced by The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.

The Dream of Swan Lake will premiere at The Royal Opera in Stockholm, April 2017.



June 2017

Fri 9/6
Main Stage 
Sat 10/6
Main Stage 
Sun 11/6
Main Stage 
Last performance

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