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The Swan Lake

Will love break the curse of the swan? The most famous classical ballet in four acts.

Classical ballet by Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s The Swan Lake is undeniably the most famous ballet title of the world repertoire and the most frequently performed ballet title on the domestic stage.

After a number of traditional and also not-so-traditional productions, the repertoire of the Slovak National Theatre Ballet will be complemented by Rudolf Nureyev’s famous version.

The show entered the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to the seemingly endless applause on the opening night. The iconic swan dances, grand choral scenes and dazzling pas de deux are a dazzling showcase of challenging dance techniques. The spectacular new stage and costume design for the tale of the Swan Princess has been created by the sought-after designer Jordi Roig.

Première November 3, 2023

Schedule of performances:

Saturday November 4, 2023

Thursday November 9, 2023

Friday November 10, 2023

Saturday November 11, 2023


Friday May 3, 2024

Saturday May 4, 2024

Tuesday May 7, 2024

Thursday May 9, 2024

Choreography: Rudolf Nurejev

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Set and Costume Designer: Jordi Roig

Lighting design: Jacopo Pantani

Staging: Nina Poláková

Musical Direction: Adam Sedlický

Conductor: Adam Sedlický


Odetta/Odilia: Olga Chelpanova / Tatum Shoptaugh / Mariia Pyzhova

Prince Siegfried: Viacheslav Krut / Konstantin Korotkov / Artemyi Pyzhov / Vladyslav Bosenko

Wizard Rotbart: Vladyslav Bosenko / Andrej Szabo / Seungyong Lee

Queen: Monika Lehocká / Viola Mariner

Educator: Henrich Gibala (as a guest) / František Šulek (as a guest)


The choreography by Rudolf Nureyev is presented courtesy of Editions Mario Bois – BMB Publishing France and Noureev Fondation. The work is presented with the permission of Bärenreiter Verlag, exclusively represented by Alkor-Edition Kassel GmbH and Bärenreiter Praha s.r.o.