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Premiere 9 June 2017
  • Dance
  • 911 jun 2017, Main Stage.
  • Duration: 3 hours, including 1 interval.
  • Ensemble


    Choreography and text
    Pär Isberg
    Pjotr Tjajkovskij
    Wolfgang Wengenroth
    Set Design
    Lars-Åke Thessman
    Costume Design
    Jérôme Kaplan
    Lighting design
    Ellen Ruge
    Katarina Aronsson


    Odette/ Odile/ Young dancer (9, 11/6)
    Nadja Sellrup
    Odette/ Odile/ Young dancer (10/6)
    Desislava Stoeva
    Siegfried/ Fred the Choreographer (9, 11/6)
    Calum Lowden
    Siegfried/ Fred the Choreographer (10/6)
    Daniel Norgren- Jensen
    Rothbart/ Premier danseur (9, 11/6)
    Arsen Mehrabyan
    Theatre Manager (9, 11/6)
    Jenny Nilson
    Theatre Manager (10/6)
    Katariina Edling
    Deputy Theatre Manager (9, 11/6)
    Pascal Jansson
    Deputy Theatre Manager (10/6)
    Andrey Leonovitch
    Pas de trois
    Minji Nam, Karl-Erik Wigle Andersson, Mayumi Yamaguchi, Moe Nieda, Nacho Lopez, Elisa Fossati, Emily Slawski
    Katariina Edling, Gunnlaugur Egilsson, Jonna Savioja, Emma Grandin, Preston Mc Bain, Elena Zagrebina, Jörgen Stövind
    Head Swans
    Sarah Medley, Daria Ivanova
    4 Small Swans
    Agota Ecseki, Kisa Nakashima, Emily Slawski, Kaho Yanagisawa, Minji Nam, Mayumi Yamaguchi
    Elise Foster, Jonna Savioja, Maki Sekuzo, Martina Verbeni, Elisa Fossati, Rio Suzuki, Jazmine André, Elena Zagrebina, Frida Hambraeus, Nikita Ruhl, Maho Miyagawa, Danielle Rosengren, Camila Ferrera, Kusi Castro, Moe Nieda, Noelia Sanchez, Katariina Edling, Emma Grandin, Isabelle Maia
    The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

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
Watch the trailer from The Royal Swedish Opera

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.


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