Dayton Ballet & Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday, Mar 9, at 8pm • Schuster Center
Early estimated run time 2:25 • Drop date 2/6
Swan Lake encapsulates the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world to produce a story where betrayal and power are in the end conquered by the virtues of love and forgiveness.
The Evil Genius has bewitched sweet girls and turned them into graceful swans. This terrible spell will only be removed when someone falls in love with Odette, The Queen of Swans. Prince Siegfried is so in love with Odette that he is willing to sacrifice his life for her.
Staggered by such amazing and profound feelings, the Evil Genius dies. Siegfried and Odette, surrounded by nymphs, sirens and naiads are carried away into the temple of ever-lasting happiness.
Excerpts from San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake