Latvian National Opera and Ballet opens the season 2020/2021 with the premiere of ballet “Swan Lake”

On September 2, 2020 Latvian National Opera and Ballet began season with the premiere of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake”, staged by choreographer Aivars Leimanis. The production was prepared by the conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, set designer Juan Guillermo Nova, costume designer Robert Perdziola and lighting designer Ainārs Pastars.

Cast of the new production includes Jūlija Brauere, Jolanta Lubēja, Alise Prudāne or Annija Kopštāle as Odétte-Odile, Vadim Muntagirov, Viktors Seiko, Zigmārs Kirilko, Kārlis Cīrulis or Aeden William Conefrey as Prince Siegfried, and Avetiks Karapetjans or Aeden William Conefrey as Rothbart. In the new production will also participate such artists as Germans Sevčenko, Fabio Sonconji, Laine Paiķe, Marta Ozoliņa, Kristaps Jaunžeikars, Paula Lieldidža-Kolbina, Iļana Puhova, Juka Mijake-Sokolova, Robert Nae, Justīna Teličena and others.

Swan Lake is the ballet’s ballet, and has always been an audience-favorite. This production combines the beautiful music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky with the ingenious choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

The enchantment of Swan Lake attracts Prince Siegfried, a dreamer, like a magnet. Odile, looking exactly like the beautiful swan princess Odette, lusts for the young prince. A struggle; the injury of beloved Odette; the victory over evil, which is only an illusion... Neuschwanstein Castle and the royal court of Ludwig II – exquisite costumes and magnificent sets together with the Latvian National Ballet’s careful attention to detail when staging classical ballet leads to excellence.

Read more about the new production here.