Swan Lake to be performed in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 November 2018

The English National Ballets performance of Swan Lake.	Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

The English National Ballets performance of Swan Lake. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

© 2015 Arnaud Stephenson

The English National Ballet will bring its Swan Lake performance to the West Country – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet performance is a love story intertwined with tragedy and a modern version of the play will be shown in Bristol later this month.

A cast of more than 10 dancers will make up the show, including Aitor Arrieta as Prince Siegfried, with Emma Hawes and Rina Kanehara jointly playing the Swan Princess Odette.

The performance will showcase some of the most iconic scenes in dance and the English National Ballet Philharmonic orchestra will play Tchaikovsky’s composition on the night.

The show is choreographed by Derek Deane and is based on German fairy tale The Lake of Swans.

It was composed in 1875 and made its debut in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow – which was not well received by audiences at the time.

Choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov then reworked the dance for their Saint Petersburg performance in 1895 – which has now become one of the most popular ballet shows in the world.

The show will be staged at the Bristol Hippodrome from November 27 to December 1.

Tickets, priced from £13.90, are available from www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome or on 08448 713012.

* The Mercury has teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show on November 27 at 7.30pm.

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