Friday 01 July 2016, AT 21:15
Kastro Kalamatas Theater     (address: Spartis & Alagonias)
Tickets : Regular 20€ / Reduced 15€

The most famous ballet of all time, the masterpiece of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the "Swan Lake", tours across Greece and we are felling privilege that Kalamata hosts such a performance. 

Swan Lake, the most touching love story of classical dance still fascinates and captivates the audience ever since its premiere on March 4, 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre. At the same time is the ultimate challenge for dancers because of the ballet's demanding choreography and the story's lyricism. At the same time, it is an autonomous piece of music, with major interpretive requirements and favorite melodies that capture and captivate the senses.

The "Russian Ballet Theater" was founded in 2000 and immediately established itself as a constantly evolving dance group. Adopting the traditions of the heritage of classical ballet, it includes in his repertoire almost all the golden century performances of Russian ballet, such as "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", "Nutcracker".

The classic version of Swan Lake is performed in three acts and four scenes. However the ending varies from romantic to dramatic, depending on the performance.

This is classic libretto, with Tchaikovsky used in 1877.

Act 1, Part 1

Majestic park in front of the palace. Prince Siegfried, is celebrating his birthday with his friends, teacher and servants. The Queen, mother of Siegfried, interrupts him. She informs him about the upcoming royal ball, during which he has to choose his future wife.

Siegfried becomes upset, as he won’t be able to marry his love. His teacher and his friend Benno try to calm him.

During the sunset Benno observes the swans flying in the sky, so the friends go hunting.

Act 1, Part 2

Moonlight. Small lake in a forest. Ruins of the church. The beautiful swans are swimming towards the shore. These are beautiful girls, who become human during the night only. They are cursed by the evil wizard Rotbardt, and only the power of the eternal love can help them.

Siegfried sees the white bird and hurts it with the arrow. Suddenly the swan turn to be the beautiful queen of the swans Odetta.

The prince is charmed by the beauty of Odetta. He tries to catch her, but Odetta is afraid of the evil Rotbardt. She gets lost in the roundelay of the girls. Siegfried swears her in the eternal love.

The power of love of Siegfried touches the heart of Odetta. She becomes sure Siegfried will save her from the evil wizard.

The morning comes. The girls have to become swans again. Odetta tells Siegfried goodbye. The white swans disappear.

Act 2. Part 3

It is balltime in the castle of the Queen, mother of Siegfried. Siegfried have to choose his future wife between the noble girls. But he pays no attention to any of them. All his thoughts are only about Odetta. The mother asks him, so he starts dancing with the girls. But he has to choose one of them and to give her flowers.

Suddenly the new guests arrive. It is the wizzard Rotbardt with his daughter Odilia. The price is impressed, that she is very much alike Odetta. Rotbardt wants the prince to fall in love with Odilia, forget Odetta, and breake his oath of love. In this case Odetta will remain with the wizzard, so he made his daughter similar to Odetta and brought her to the theatre.

Odilia seduces the prince, Siegfried falls in love with her. He tells his mother, that he has chosen beautiful Odilia, and that he loves her. The evil wizard wins. Suddenly Siegfried sees the white swan in the window of the castle, understands everything and runs to the lake to his belowed one.

Act 3, Part 4

It is nighttime. Sad girls are standing at the shore of the lake. They already know about Odetta’s bad luck. Siegfried comes, asking Odetta to forgive him. But the evil Rotbardt comes. He calls the black swans, asking them to separate Odetta and Siegfried.
Siegfried starts to fight with the wizard. He is fighting for his love and luck of Odetta. He breaks Rotbardt’s wing, and the wizard loses his power and dies.

Love wins. Siegfried and Odetta see the sunrise.

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