Ballet: Swan Lake

6.10.2023 - 7.10.2023
19.00 - 21.45
Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere
Tero Ahonen
Choreography: David McAllister
Conductor: Benjamin Pope
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Sets and costumes: Gabriela Týlešová
Lighting: Kalle Ropponen
Cast: Finnish National Ballet
Music: Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Swan Lake is the most widely recognised ballet in the world, blending Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music and an iconically beautiful visual world. Top choreographer David McAllister’s new choreography, made in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Finnish National Ballet, will slip the confines of the Opera House in Töölö for the first time for a performance in Tampere.

The stage of Tampere Hall’s Main Auditorium will host the full performance, complete with sets and costumes transported from Helsinki. The music will be played by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.

Swan Lake tells a familiar tale of the princess of a distant land, Odette, who has been kidnapped and turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer Rothbart. Swan Lake has a long history at the Finnish National Ballet, which chose it as its first performance one hundred years ago. ‘Finnishness’ has been in fact a source of inspiration in McAllister’s version, which is deeply rooted in the classical ballet tradition.

Ballet includes two intermissions.

Tickets: 68/58/48 € | Pensioners 62/52/42 € | Students and young people (ages from 14 to 16 years) 45 € | Children (ages up to 13 years) 35 €

Production: Tampere Hall
Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere