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  • Il lago dei cigni   cor Rudolf Nureyev  ph Brescia e Amisano   Teatro alla Scala  (Nicoletta Manni) (2)
  • Jacopo Tissi   Il lago dei cigni   foto Natalia Voronova (1)x
  • Il lago dei cigni   ph Brescia Amisano Teatro alla Scala 1
  • Il lago dei cigni   cor Rudolf Nureyev  ph Brescia e Amisano   Teatro alla Scala  (Nicoletta Manni)
  • Il lago dei cigni   cor Rudolf Nureyev  ph Brescia e Amisano   Teatro alla Scala nella foto Claudio Coviello (1)
  • ©FilipVanRoe Koen Kessels
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 15 to 27 September 2023
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Production

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company

Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra

Choreography

Rudolf Nureyev

from Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Conductor Koen Kessels
Staging Rudolf Nureyev
Sets Ezio Frigerio
Costumes Franca Squarciapino
Guest artist Jacopo Tissi (15, 19, 23 Sept.)

The most moving Tchaikovsky, the best-loved ballet; after nine years, Rudolf Nureyev’s version of this masterpiece returns to Piermarini’s stage. When ‘his’ Swan Lake debuted at La Scala in 1990, Nureyev reserved the key, equivocal, specular roles of Wolfgang/Rothbart for himself. But for the Prince he created challenging variations, putting him at the nexus of all the dramaturgical threads. The precious, historical scenes and costumes by Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino modulate lights and colours in a Monet-esque reinterpretation of the romantic music, representing Tchaikovsky’s shining white swans on the peaceful yet troubled waters' garden of Giverny.