Due to huge demand, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake has added new dates in London.
Starring St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, Swan Lake returns to the West End this summer for a limited engagement at the London Coliseum from 22 August.
Having already extended its run once, the show has added a further nine performances up to and including Sunday 2 September 2018.
Last seen in London in three years ago, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s 2015 season was sold out, with over 25,000 tickets sold.
Irina Kolesnikova has a wealth of leading credits to her name. Her performance as Odette/Odile in the 2015 production was described as “truly a thing of remarkable beauty and technically flawless” (the Telegraph). She had been prima ballerina at St Petersburg Ballet Theatre since the age of 21.
She’ll be joined by a number of guests stars from the world’s leading ballet companies for this new production. Denis Rodkin, a principal dancer from Bolshoi Ballet dances the role of Prince Siegfried.
Other guest stars include Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Yulia Stepanova as Odette/Odile, and Mariinsky Theatre’s principal dancer Kimin Kim who will also dance the role of Prince Siegfried.
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“We are delighted to announce a further nine performances of Swan Lake at London Coliseum,” producer Andrew Guild says. “This release follows unprecedented demand for the original week of released some months ago.”
“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.”
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.
Led by Kolesnikova, the company travels internationally performing classical masterpieces from its repertoire including Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The incredibly popular company is in such demand that it gives 200 performances every year.
Arguably the world’s most-loved ballet, 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 brings Swan Lake 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.
Tickets for Swan Lake are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.