Due to huge demand for tickets, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre have confirmed to Encore Radio an additional eight performances of their full-length classic production of Swan Lake at London Coliseum this summer.
The strictly limited 2018 season takes place between Wednesday 22nd August and Sunday 2nd September 2018.
Founded in 1994, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally for its Vaganova trained dancers, and its full-length classic productions.
Led by prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, the company travels internationally performing classical masterpieces from its repertoire including Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The Company gives 200 performances every year.
Irina Kolesnikova has been prima ballerina at St Petersburg Ballet Theatre since the age of 21. Her last Odette/Odile in Swan Lake in London in 2015 was described by the Telegraph as “Truly a thing of remarkable beauty and technically flawless”.
Kolesnikova will be joined by an array of guest stars from the world’s leading ballet companies, including Denis Rodkin, a principal dancer from Bolshoi Ballet who has been hailed by the Guardian as “Sensational”.
Irina and Denis will be dancing the roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried.
Encore Radio can confirm other guest stars include Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer, Anna Nikulina, and Mariinsky Theatre’s principal dancer, Kimin Kim, who will also dance the roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried at selected performances.
Producer Andrew Guild said:
“We are delighted to announce a further eight performances of Swan Lake at London Coliseum following huge demand for the original week of performances. 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.”
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 Theatre will perform this piece as it was meant to be seen, with traditionally painted backdrops, Tchaikovsky’s moving score, a full-sized orchestra and critically acclaimed dancers performing the full-length production for London audiences.
The additional eight performances going on sale on Thursday 24th May at 10am.