Swan Lake


Date: 12 to 23 July

Time: 7.30-10.10pm | Sat 3-5.40pm, 7.30pm

Venue address:
Artscape Opera House, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 410 9800

The details

With the version first performed in St Petersburg in 1895, the ballet Swan Lake graces Cape Town’s most prestigious stage when this grand production arrives at the Artscape Opera House for a season.

To meet the overwhelming demand for tickets, an additional performance has been added to the schedule. Excellent seats are available. With 15 performances in Cape Town, no further extensions are possible.

From the first immortal bars of Tchaikovsky’s score, Swan Lake beckons the audience to another world in this classic tale of good triumphing over evil. Be captivated by Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen Odette, the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison, glimmering swans and spectacular ballroom scenes.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see Swan Lake as it was meant to be seen - magnificent sets and lavish costumes; Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed by South Africa’s finest musicians and an international company featuring 60 acclaimed elite beautiful dancers from around the world.

Principal Ballerina, Margarita Avdeeva, who comes from Uzbekistan, said, “I am honoured to be dancing the role of Odette/Odile in the wonderful city of Cape Town. As South Africa is recognised for its warm and generous audiences, I am proud to be part of this significant experience.”

Ms Avdeeva shares the lead role with famed ballerina, Irina Kolesnikova who is delighted and looking forward to returning to South Africa.

This unmissable and stirring production of Swan Lake tours South Africa for a strictly limited season. At present over 30,000 tickets have been sold.

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Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

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