Swan Lake Fort Lauderdale Tickets
Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It tells the story of Princess Odette transformed into a swan by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart, though she can regain her human form at night. She falls in love with a prince named Siegfried, and she gains hope that he will love and be faithful to her—the requirements for breaking the spell. The sorcerer’s daughter, Odile, tricks Siegfried into being unfaithful, thus trapping Odette as a swan forever. Odette drowns herself rather than live cursed. Siegfried also kills himself because he can’t live without her. The lovers are united in death forever.
This story is just one version of the Swan Lake tale. From the original production onwards, the story has been changed and modified in various ways and for various reasons.
Many different sources and stories inspired Tchaikovsky, but Swan Lake borrows primarily from Russian folktales. The author of the ballet’s libretto is unknown, though it would seem likely it was Vladimir Petrovich Begichev, director of the Moscow Imperial Theatres at the time the work premiered.
The show’s choreographer, Julius Reisinger, became de facto co-creator by demanding changes to the score as he progressed with the choreography. Likely the collaborative process was a close one as composer and choreographer worked off of each other’s requirements. No written records of how Tchaikovsky and Reisinger worked together exist.
While the original production, which premiered at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow in 1877, met with some success, it also had its detractors. The 1895 revival featured new choreography and a revised score, by Lev Ivanov and Riccardo Drigo respectively. This is the version that most ballet companies perform today.
Fort Lauderdale Tickets
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale is a multi-stage, multi-use venue showcasing operas, Broadway musicals, ballets, concerts, dramas, comedies, lectures, workshops and more. The Center opened in 1991.
The Au-Rene Theatre at the BCPA was built with large-scale productions in mind. The theater seats more than 2,600 and has recently upgraded to state-of-the-art technology. It is considered a “Broadway roadhouse” and is one of the most visited theaters in the United States.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts also hosts performances of other famous musicals and plays, including The Nutcracker and Cinderella. Check out the performance schedules and get your tickets at StubHub.
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