Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Swan Lake

Angel Corella premieres his vision based on the Marius Petipa classic

Pennsylvania Ballet’s spring season opens with Swan Lake, one of the most celebrated classical ballets of all time, at the Academy of Music March 8 – 18. This will be Pennsylvania Ballet’s first time presenting the full traditional production based on the choreography of Marius Petipa. In the past, the company has only performed shortened or re-imagined versions of Swan Lake.

“I’m excited to re-stage Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake to give our audience the opportunity to see the traditional version of one of ballet’s most famous classics,” said Angel Corella, Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director. “I am thrilled to premiere this Swan Lake at the Academy of Music in a dramatic and beautiful production that I know audiences will love.”

Swan Lake shares the story of a young Prince Siegfried and his love for Odette. Cursed to live the life of a swan by day and a human by night, Odette’s only hope of breaking the evil spell is a declaration of true love. Unaware of the curse, Prince Siegfried is enamored by Odette and promises to pledge his love to her. However, all hope of a happy ending is lost when the Prince is tricked into pledging his love to von Rothbart’s daughter, Odile, disguised by magic as Odette.

Impressive dancing, beautiful sets and costumes, and the gorgeous Tchaikovsky score bring to life this heartbreaking story of the beautiful Swan Queen Odette, accompanied by a full corps de ballet of swans.

Enjoy this classic full-length ballet at the Academy of Music this March:
- Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm
- Friday, March 9 at 7:30pm
- Saturday, March 10 at 2:00pm
- Saturday, March 10 at 8:00pm
- Sunday, March 11 at 2:00pm
- Friday, March 16 at 11:00am
- Friday, March 16 at 7:30pm
- Saturday, March 17 at 2:00pm
- Saturday, March 17 at 8:00pm
- Sunday, March 18 at 2:00pm

Tickets are available online at or by phone at 215.893.1999, and in person at the Kimmel Center Box Office.

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