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Wednesday 12 June - Sunday 23 June 2013

Swan Lake | Royal Albert Hall
Approximate end time 5:20pm for matinee performances
and 10:20pm for evening performances

Derek Deane's breathtaking Swan Lake in the round.

Experience a magnificent choreographic kaleidoscope as the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into a magical lake for this unrivalled dance event. From the lakeside seats to the top of the Hall, this in-the-round production of the world’s favourite ballet combines sensational spectacle, compelling drama and touching intimacy.

With international guest artists joining English National Ballet to share the lead roles of Odette / Odile and Prince Siegfried, witness the superb line-up of over 120 performers as 60 swans glide across the arena floor.

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Derek Deane
Design Peter Farmer
Lighting Howard Harrison
Orchestra of the English National Ballet


Derek Deane's critically acclaimed production caused a sensation at its world premiere in 1997 and has since been enjoyed by over 400,000 people, captivating audiences worldwide.

'sixty swans flocking the stage ... a true theatrical shiver' The Guardian

'... ravishing ... a sumptuous spectacle' The Sunday Times

'Tchaikovsky's soaring melodies ... a thrill of emotion and beauty' The Mail on Sunday

'... its sheer scale - 60 swans, 120 performers ... truly stirring' The Independent

'An Exhilarating Spectacle' Evening Standard

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