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18 April 2011 [15:37] - Today.Az
A Swan Lake ballet by outstanding Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky will be staged at Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theater April 30.
The performance will feature soloists of Belarusian Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Olga Gayko (as Odette and Odile) and Oleg Eromkin (as Prince Siegfried).
Swan Lake is one of the greatest works by Tchaikovsky. The ballet was composed between 1875 and 1876. The scenario, initially in four acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales. It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.
The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger. The ballet received its premiere on February 20, 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as The Lake of the Swans.